Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Marlins sweep Braves
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In a late season battle of division foes, the Marlins swept the Braves at Turner Field to begin the week. The three-game sweep marks the first of its kind for Miami since besting the Giants to begin July.
Last night’s victory was led by rookie left-hander Adam Conley, who fired five innings of three-run ball en route to Miami’s 7-3 win. Conley moved to 3-1 on the season, reducing his ERA to 5.02.
Satisfactory pitching was a common theme in this series, a series in which the Marlins only allowed four runs. Chris Narveson kicked off the three-game set with 5.2 innings of two-hit shutout ball, followed by a solid performance out of the bullpen. Justin Nicolino pitched a masterpiece of his own, allowing no runs in seven innings, followed by Conley’s start.
Miami’s offense knocked in 18 runs throughout the series. With Giancarlo Stanton returning later this week, fans will be able to see the bats attempt to keep up their success against the Mets.
The Fish play again on Friday, when they begin a weekend series against the division-leading Mets. Keeping up offensive success will be tough against the challenging starting staff of New York.
"Friday: DeGrom vs. KoehlerSaturday: Colon vs. HandSunday: Starters not yet listed"
ICYMI: Dan Jennings out as manager?
From Around the Web:
Another offseason of confusion and chaos? Business as usual in Miami — Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports
The plan appears simple enough: The Miami Marlins this week will ask Dan Jennings to step down as manager and resume his role as GM, according to major-league sources.
The change, if Jennings agrees, would occur at the end of the season. The Marlins then would seek to hire an experienced manager, sources say.
Neither move would qualify as a surprise; the return of Jennings to the front office was a strong possibility from the moment the Marlins shocked the baseball world by naming him to replace Mike Redmond as manager on May 18. (Read More Here)
Miami Marlins sweep Atlanta Braves, move into third place in NL East — AP
The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta.
Against this Braves club, Miami could do no wrong.
“To come in and sweep a team that’s always played the Marlins tough and to sweep them here in their ballpark is big,” manager Dan Jennings said.
Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, Martin Prado and Jeff Mathis each had two RBI and the Marlins beat the reeling Braves 7-3 to finish a three-game sweep on Wednesday.
Moving past the Braves and into third place in the NL East for the first time since May 14, the Marlins earned just their second three-game sweep in Atlanta to improve to 64-101 at Turner Field. (Read More Here)
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