In last night’s west coast night cap matchup between the Miami Marlins and the San Deigo Padres, the Marlins ecently surging offense was put to rest by San Diego’s Andrew Cashner. Cashner (2-2) pitched 7.1 scoreless innings, with the Marlins managing just four hits and three walks against him. Wade LeBlanc (0-5) took the hill for the Marlins. LeBlanc allowed four runs on four hits and three walks. He nearly stranded a first-inning runner until an ugly Rob Brantly error allowed a run. LeBlanc allowed runners in each of his innings except the fifth.
The Marlins offense struggled to put together many scoring threats, going down in order three innings and grounding into two double plays. Miami had only one runner on third base the entire game.
After Everth Cabrera scored on an ugly error from Brantly, the score was 1-0 Padres going into the second inning. Second basemen Jedd Gyorko led off the inning with a home run pushing the lead to 2-0.
Wade LeBlanc walked catcher Nick Hundley in the fourth inning. Hundley advanced to second on a sac bunt from Cashner, and scored on a Chris Denorfia single, barely sliding under Brantly’s tag at home after an excellent throw from Marcell Ozunain right. The Padres tested Ozuna’s arm the next at bat. Denorfia, who had advanced to second on Ozuna’s previous throw, was waved home on a Everth Cabrera single to right. Despite another bullet from Ozuna, it wasn’t in time and the Padres extended the lead to 4-0.
Tom Koehler relieved LeBlanc in the sixth, retiring the Padres in order. Koehler walked Everth Cabrera in the seventh, who then stole second and scored on a Chase Headley double. Padres led 5-0 for the rest of the game.
Alex Sanabia and the Marlins will try to salvage the series tonight at 10:10 ET.