Miami Marlins: Post Series Grades vs Boston

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 02: Trevor Richards /

Miguel Rojas -.256

Rojas batted seventh for the Marlins in game one, and started his night by striking out with nobody on in the second. He lined out to deep right-center for the first out of the fourth, with runners on first and second. In the sixth, he fouled out with two runners on for the third out of the inning. He grounded out in the eighth with two runners on for out number two. Not a great night.

Rojas flew out to end the second inning in the second game, fouled out to open the fifth and struck out to end the seventh. He hit a single to center off Craig Kimbrel with one out in the 10th, then stole second base, but was stranded there after a Lewis Brinson fly out. Rojas grounded out to open the 12th and close his night at the plate.

Lewis Brinson -.266

Brinson bunted out to lead off the first game, then hit a single with two outs in the third. He grounded out for the second out of the fifth, and flew out with one out and one on in the seventh. With a man on first in the ninth, he singled to center field. Not really a bad night.

The bad night was Tuesday, despite Brinson’s solid defensive effort. He grounded out to lead off inning one, then closed the third with a strikeout. He struck out to lead off the sixth, lined out to end the eighth, and flew out to end the 10th with two runners on. Brinson grounded out to start the 13th, ending his night 0-for-6.

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Trevor Richards -.330

Trevor Richards’ major league debut was not without its merits. He did strike out four of his first nine batters, allowing only one baserunner in the first three innings. Unfortunately, things then got a little out of hand. He ended with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings, and five earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He was tagged with the first loss.

Tayron Guerrero -.411

Guerrero was tagged with Miami’s other loss after surrendering two earned runs on a walk and three hits in the 13th inning.

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