Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.
The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.
The Miami Marlins might have to finish the season without another starting outfielder.
The Marlins were thought to have an overabundance of good young pitching to start the season.
As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins.
After tying a major-league record when their first eight batters struck out, the Marlins came back twice to beat the Mets.
Baseball is entering its annual ‘crunch time’ and nobody knows that better than the teams vying for a playoff spot.
The Miami Marlins are in the midst of an impressive run at the postseason, especially considering the horrid 100-loss campaign they went on in 2013.
The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.
As baseball enters the final month of the regular season, teams are gearing up for their final push towards a postseason berth.