Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner turned in another strong performance, but as has been the case for much of the season the struggling offense let him down. Despite banging out 10 hits in the game, the Marlins were only able to produce 1 run in a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Turner continued his excellent season going 6 innings while allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 bases on balls. He was not as sharp as in previous starts with only 49 of his 80 pitches going for strikes, but was able to limit the damage. The Rockies scored on a double and a single in the second inning and again in the fifth with the help of 2 singles and sacrifice fly, but that was all Turner allowed on the night.
The offense, on the other hand, could not take advantage of numerous opportunities in support of Turner. They left 12 men on base and went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, including a bases loaded no out situation in the seventh inning that resulted in no runs for the Fish.
Donovan Solano had 3 hits and Ed Lucas and Jeff Mathis had 2 each, but all 10 of the Marlins hits were singles. Manager Mike Redmond decided to employ a predominantly right handed hitting line up to counter the Rockies’ tough lefty starter, but it meant that Ed Lucas and his .329 slugging percentage would bat clean up. As to be expected, the team’s lack of power continues to hinder their ability to score.
Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa improved his record to 10-5 on the season, while Turner fell to 3-3 despite the strong outing.