Stat Wrap 5/30: Marlins Broadsided By Pirates
Hopefully, you had better things to do on your Memorial Day than tune in for last night’s contest. By all appearances, it certainly looked like the Miami Marlins did.
The Marlins were blown out of the water by the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, losing 10-0 Monday night at Marlins Park. Originally scheduled to have been played in Puerto Rico before both clubs pulled out due to health concerns, the home team could never get going in this one offensively. This was a game where you have no choice but to look at things like “solid contact”, “hard hit balls”, and all the rest- all on account of unlikely buzzsaw Jeff Locke, who picked a very inconvenient time to have the best game of his career.
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Marlins starter Justin Nicolino was effective, but was lifted in the sixth after allowing a hit in order to give the Pirates a different look in hard-throwing righty Jose Urena. To say the Pirates liked what they saw would be putting it mildly.
A 2-0 contest quickly devolved into a 7-0 rout, capped off in the end by a 3-run 9th inning that spoiled what had been a silver lining performance from reliever Edwin Jackson. Tonight the team faces off against a pitcher that’s actually having a good season, countering with their own ace, Jose Fernandez, in what should be a great one.
And now we Stat Wrap:
- Ozuna Watch: It’s over. Worst part of the game honestly. Close, but over.
- Jeff Locke tossed the first complete game of his career.
- Jeff Locke tossed the first shutout of his career.
- He did so while only recording one strikeout, and issuing zero walks.
- Back to the Marlins, Jeff Mathis has a two-game hitting streak.
- The last time he did that in consecutive calendar days was 2014.
- The Marlins total of three hits last night was a season low.
- And was only the second time this year the club was shutout.
- Nicolino’s line: 5 IP, 3 ER (includes 1 surrendered by Urena), 4 Ks, 0 BBs.