Well, the Panthers won anyway.
That’s the sentiment fans were left with as they left the ballpark, as the Miami Marlins remain winless at home in 2016, thanks to blowing a three- run lead against the Atlanta Braves Friday night at Marlins Park. Starter Wei-Yin Chen looked great in his second start of the season, and first since being drilled in the arm by that Opening Day comebacker to the mound. However, the bullpen couldn’t come close to matching Chen’s effort, and the result was a 6-3 loss that can’t leave fans feeling good about the 2016 Marlins.
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Now if the team wins these next two, most of this is forgettable. A series win is a series win, and they’re back at .500 on the year. But one game in, and there is room to overreact a little bit. We touched on this very subject in our series preview. The “good teams” don’t lose these games. Getting blown out from the outset would have been one thing, but dropping a game you had in the bag to a team that was 0-9 coming into the contest? Color me concerned.
Now to the Stat Wrap though. Here’s the bottom-line results from a game that we’ll hopefully to be laughing off come Monday.
- Christian Yelich has an eight-game hitting streak.
- The Marlins posted twelve hits Friday night.
- Which was almost as many as the thirteen men they left on base.
- That’s the third time the Marlins had double-digit hits and lost.
- Marcell Ozuna is heating up, hitting .352 in his last four games.
- Wei-Yin Chen allowed only 2 ERs, striking out six in six innings.
- That gives Miami two consecutive QS for the first time this year.
- Sadly, three Marlins relievers combined for a four-run eighth.
- That gives the Marlins bullpen two consecutive losses on the year, and three overall.