St. Louis Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have been about as inconsistent as you can be in 2015.
Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.
The Miami Marlins are hoping the homestand they begin on Tuesday goes as well as their last one.
A game that was interrupted by rain ended up going in the Miami Marlins favor on Thursday.
Teams don’t often trade a young pitcher like Shelby Miller, but when you’re a team like the Cardinals with a surplus of young pitching ready to break out seemingly every year, it may be a bit more common. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak basically said after trading Miller that one reason he did so was to make room in the rotation for Martinez, a top prospect who pitched out of the bullpen in 2014.
The Miami Marlins played their second split squad game on Tuesday hoping to keep their strong Spring Training record intact.
In his first appearance for the Miami Marlins since being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds, Mat Latos pitched three scoreless innings in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Right-hander Lance Lynn left the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training game in the second inning Sunday with a left hip flexor strain, and six relievers combined to allow only one run in a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
It’s been a successful start to the spring for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder’s multimillion-dollar salary.