Sometimes, one inning is all you need.
The Miami Marlins found themselves in a 4-0 hole just one frame into Sunday’s rubber game, and unlike Saturday, never mounted a successful challenge to the final result. The Fish dropped the game and the series, losing 6-0 Sunday afternoon at Chase Field in Arizona.
Marlins starter Adam Conley was lit up like a Christmas tree in the first inning, although he did go on to do a respectable job at saving the bullpen on a day he clearly didn’t have his best stuff. Full kudos for that would go to Dustin McGowan, who’s probably less likely than Conley himself to appear in Monday’s Padres matchup after three innings of scoreless relief.
Hitting wise, precious little to report. Ichiro drew a walk, which has to rank as the most exciting offensive play of the game. The Marlins managed just three hits off a Robbie Ray that bore no resemblance to any version of Robbie Ray that pitched this season prior to yesterday, and were completely shutdown by the D-Backs ‘pen. All scoring for either side was over after four innings.
And now we Stat Wrap:
- No Marlin had a multi-hit game. Four Diamondbacks did.
- For the second day in a row, a D-Back hit their first HR of 2016.
- The three hits the Marlins put up Sunday match a season low.
- Meanwhile, Adam Conley allowed eleven hits, with only 2 Ks.
- His 5 ER allowed fall one shy of his season worst, and his 2 Ks tie his low.
- Giancarlo Stanton‘s day? That’d be 0 for 3. He’s 3 for 25 on the roadtrip.
- Martin Prado has a six-game hitting streak.
- J.T. Realmuto was called for catcher’s interference.
- Lastly, not that they’ll ever read it, but thanks to Ichiro Suzuki and Adeiny Hechavarria for signing balls for me. Not to mention the many other people, big and small. Nice when athletes take time they certainly don’t have to. Class acts.