What a difference a day makes. Or maybe in baseball, the saying should be, what a difference a pitcher makes.
The Marlins were defeated 8-2 on Tuesday night, running into a masterful performance by Matt Shoemaker, Nathan Eovaldi continued his uneven performances. Shoemaker gave up only 2 hits in 7 innings, not allowing a run. The Marlins were able to tack on 2 runs in the 9th, but by that time, the game was long over.
Eovaldi suffered a 5 run 4th inning that saw his night come to an early close, an evening in which he allowed 6 earned runs in total. It was a far cry from Jarred Cosart the previous night.
Miami will look to win the series tonight as they send their ace, Henderson Alvarez to the hill. The Angels will counter with Hector Santiago.
Here are some links on the Marlins from around the web:
Marlins‘ Stanton should be lock for NL MVP this year – azcentral.com
Let’s take a look at the national landscape: specifically, who is the NL MVP? There has been some debate, believe it or not, and it’s difficult to understand any lack of clarity.
It’s Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, and it’s not close.
Yelich excels as leadoff hitter – MiamiHerald.com
Thrust into the spot at the top of the order, Christian Yelich entered Tuesday with the highest on-base percentage of any regular leadoff hitter in the majors.
Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton’s sprint to 150 career home runs – SunSentinel.com
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Marlins Making Lineup Changes – Chris Logel
Mike Redmond has been doing some tinkering lately. I am not saying that the Marlins offense shouldn’t be tinkered with, but I wanted to take a closer look to see if the moves that he is making are smart based on the stats.
What the Marlins Must Do To Keep Stanton – Chris Logel
With the story breaking this morning surrounding Giancarlo Stanton and his future in south Florida, Marlins’ fans that were hoping to sign the slugger to a long-term contract extension are in full-blown panic mode. For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, Giancarlo Stanton uttered the sentence that all Marlins’ fans have been dreading.
Giancarlo Stanton: “Five months doesn’t change five years” – Ehsan Kassim
If you were holding out any hope for the Miami Marlins to make a last ditch effort to resign Giancarlo Stanton this off-season, don’t hold your breath. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports has a report about Giancarlo Stanton and his future in Miami and that future doesn’t look to bright for Marlins fans: