The Miami Marlins went into Thursday’s afternoon tilt with the Los Angeles Dodgers knowing they were facing the likely Cy Young Award winner in Clayton Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher didn’t disappoint by giving up just five hits in eight innings as L.A. knocked off Miami, 6-0.
The Marlins’ bats cooled off Wednesday night and the team could never get on track with Tom Koehler on the mound as the Fish lost their fourth straight game, 4-2 to Pittsburgh.
With Ricky Nolasco on the trade market, the San Diego Padres liked what they saw. Their hitters did, anyway. Will Venable drove in three runs and Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer Friday night to help San Diego beat Nolasco and the Miami Marlins, 9-2.
Carlos Gomez had four hits, including two triples, drove in three runs, and scored three runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before but the Miami Marlins played decent baseball overall Thursday night, but still couldn’t put up enough runs to stay close to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Marlins starter Kevin Slowey took the mound for the sixth inning Wednesday night and failed to make it through the warm-up pitches. Slowey exited with a strained left lat muscle and took the loss in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-0 victory.
Just as the Philadelphia Phillies welcomed back Ryan Howard from injury, the team may have lost Chase Utley. Delmon Young homered and Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
A little more than a quarter of the way through the 2013 Major League Baseball regular season, the Miami Marlins, to paraphrase former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green, “are who we thought they were.”
The Florida Marlins continued their season of misery by dropping another game to the San Diego Padres, 4-3, Sunday. The loss gave the Padres a four-game sweep of the Marlins.