With 12,715 on hand at Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins collected 10 hits against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Although only outhit 11-to-10 in the game, the Miami Marlins were shut out in the runs department, dropping a 4-0 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Trevor Richards (2-5, 5.06) made his regularly scheduled start for the Marlins, and lasted four innings. He surrendered three runs on six hits and a pair of walks, striking out three. Richards finished with a 42 GameScore, and got 47-of-75 pitches over the plate.
His opposite, Zack Greinke (8-5, 3.41), posted a mark of 74 over seven shutout frames. He held the Marlins to seven singles and zero walks, striking out six.
"He was pretty good today. As the game goes, you kind of get that little flat feeling. He was just a handful today. – Mattingly on Greinke"
Richards started out by getting Jon Jay to ground out harmlessly before allowing consecutive singles to Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb. He then walked David Peralta to load the bases. Daniel Descalso brought a run home with a force-play to second, then Nick Ahmed brought another home with a double.
Greinke singled with one out in the second, then scored on Goldschmidt’s second hit of the game, a single into left field. The Marlins got runners on the corners in the bottom of the inning, but Bryan Holaday grounded into a double play to end it. Don Mattingly challenged the call, believing that Holaday was safe at first, but the call was upheld.
A scary moment happened to the Marlins in the second inning. Derek Dietrich went hard after a ball near the stands.
Jeff Mathis led off the fourth inning with a sharp single into left field. When Dietrich saw the ex-Marlins catcher rounding first, he pegged Mathis out by a good 10 feet.
Runners, Runners Everywhere but Nary a Run in Sight
In the bottom of the inning, the Marlins again got two runners on base, but Cameron Maybin struck out on a 2-2 pitch for the third out.
New pitcher Nick Wittgren allowed a leadoff double to Goldschmidt in the fifth and walked Jake Lamb. Luckily, he got Peralta to ground into a double play and Descalso to pop out to first. In the sixth, Greinke collected another single to score Ahmed for a 4-0 lead. Also in the inning, the Marlins could have used a challenge.
Holaday led off the seventh with a single, but never advanced. The Miami Marlins again got two men on base in the eighth, but Rojas grounded into his major league leading 18th double play to end the inning.
- Riddle finished three-for-four to get his average back to last season mark, at .250. He’s hitting .298 over his last 15 games. It was Riddle’s sixth multi-hit game this season, and his first with three hits. He did finish with three hits in two contests last season.
- Holaday collected a pair of base hits, the second time this month he’s turned the trick. He’s still hitting just .179.
- Lewis Brinson‘s pinch-hit single in the ninth pushed his average to .178.
- Shuck was 1-for-4 to raise his average incrementally to .197.
- Brian Anderson didn’t reach base and went 0-for-4. This ends his on-base streak at 24 games.
- Dietrich also went 0-for-4 to drop to .294.
- Rojas, Bour, and Castro each went 1-for-4 for the game.
- The Diamondbacks issued zero walks to Marlins hitters.
- Wittgren surrendered the one run on three hits in his two innings of work. He gave up a walk and three hits, getting 22-of-36 pitches in the strike zone.
- Tayron Guerrero walked a batter in a scoreless seventh, also striking one out. He put six-of-14 offerings over the plate.
- Brett Graves made his fourth major league appearance, and allowed two hits in two scoreless innings.
Nothing to report at the major league level. The Batavia Muckdogs:
- Welcomed newly drafted RHP Chris Vallimont, Miami’s fifth round selection.
- Welcomed 2B Luke Jarvis, Miami’s 25th round choice also joined the team.
- Cut LHP Logan Boyd.
- Cut RF Harrison White, Miami’s 31st round selection in 2017.
- Cut LHP Doug Domnarski, Miami’s 27th round selection in 2017.
The GCL Nationals defeated the GCL Marlins 2-0 in a rain-shortened five-inning game. Walner Espinal collected the only safe hit of the game, a single. Josh Roberson (0-1, 2.25) lost by surrendering two runs (one earned) in 2 1/3 innings on four hits.
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The DSL Marlins defeated the DSL Athletics, 9-3. Alvaro Montero, Maicol Sosa, Ynmanol Marinez, Elvin Ozoria, and Jhonaiker Osorio all finished with a pair of hits. Osorio also had four RBI. Josan Mendez (1-1, 3.86) earned the win by keeping the A’s to two runs in five innings. He struck out four.
Later today, the New Orleans Baby Cakes will host the Iowa Cubs, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will host the Montgomery Biscuits, the St. Lucie Mets will host the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Greensboro Grasshoppers will host the Delmarva Shorebirds, and the Muckdogs will host the Auburn Doubledays.
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