Marlins Report Card: Yu Darvish Shuts Out Fish, 6-0
Jun 11, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (73) turns and looks after forcing out Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (21) for the first half of a double play hit by second baseman Ed Lucas (not pictured) during the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins ran into a steamroller on Wednesday night in Texas as Rangers starter Yu Darvish plowed through the lineup with an impressive array of pitches en route to a 6-0 complete game shutout victory. Darvish struck out 10 Marlins and did not allow an extra base hit all night. The loss broke the Marlins 13 game win streak in interleague games.
Let’s get to the Marlins game report card:
Jacob Turner, SP: F
4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Turner countered Darvish’s dominating outing by putting up a complete clunker. He lasted only 4 innings but managed to give up 5 runs on a night when he couldn’t afford to give up even 1. Turner threw just 75 pitches before being removed after getting nailed with a line drive off the bat of Rougned Odor. With the promotion of Andrew Heaney looming, Turner picked a bad time for a bad outing.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF: D
Stanton managed just a single late in the game which could be considered a minor victory with the way Darvish was throwing. The 1-for-4 night dropped Stanton’s batting average for the season just under .300 to .299.
Christian Yelich, LF: C
Yelich managed a single and a base on balls against Darvish making him 1 of 2 Marlins who managed to reach base more than once. With the single, he extended a modest hitting streak to 5 games. During the streak he has gone 10-for-23 raising his average from a season low .240 to .260.
The loss means the Marlins share the record for most consecutive interleague victories with the Rays and Cards at 13. They completed a 7 game road trip with a 4-3 record which can be considered an accomplishment in comparison to their earlier road struggles. The Fish will now return home for a 10 game home stand against the Pirates, Cubs and Mets.