Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has been at the center of trade discussions for more than a week, but he was able to tune it all out during his Wednesday start against the Atlanta Braves. Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
When Jacob Turner had wrapped up the first complete game of his career, he accepted a pat on the stomach from his first baseman, gave his catcher a slap on the shoulder and then greeted manager Mike Redmond with uncharacteristic bravado.
Miami manager Mike Redmond got immediate results from his decision to put Justin Ruggiano in the leadoff spot. Ruggiano started the game with a home run in his third career start in the leadoff spot and added a two-run shot in the ninth that broke it open for the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins managed three hits off the Arizona Diamondbacks. Two of them were booming home runs off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton.
Keeping things going, though, could prove difficult against the undefeated Patrick Corbin.
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.
In a game between struggling starters and offenses, the Miami Marlins came out on top. Alex Sanabia outpitched Cole Hamels, leading Miami past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday night.
It turns out a trip to Miami may have been just what the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to heat up their bats.
Joey Votto routinely feasts on Miami Marlins’ pitching, and this season seems to be no different.
The punchless Miami Marlins have become last-inning dynamos.