Giancarlo Stanton hit a long home run to help lead the Miami Marlins to an 8-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
A year after going 0-4 in the opening series of the year, the Miami Marlins are red hot winning three of four from the Colorado Rockies heading into the second series against the San Diego Padres.
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez came to the team with a lot of hype and through the first-half of the 2013 season, the 20-year-old phenom has lived up to all of the advanced billing.
Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez continued his quest to be named to the National League All-Star team with another dominating performance from the mound Monday night.
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.
Nathan Eovaldi was impressive in his Miami Marlins debut Saturday night. Acquired in a four-player trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Hanley Ramirez earlier this week, the 22-year-old right-hander allowed one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings in a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Stanton, the Marlins’ big power hitter pinch hit and struck out with the bases loaded against San Diego rookie Erik Hamren in a key moment in the Padres’ 4-3 win over Florida on Friday night.