Miami Marlins Toss a Combined Two-Hitter to Split With Nationals

MIAMI, FL - JULY 29: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins sprays water heading to the pitchers mound in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 29: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins sprays water heading to the pitchers mound in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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On Hall of Fame Induction Sunday, the Miami Marlins earned a split with the Washington Nationals.

12,112 were in attendance to see Jose Urena and three relievers toss a combined two-hitter to put the Nationals a game below .500.

Game Story

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MIAMI, FL – JULY 29: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins is creamed by The Monkey during an interview after beating the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Fish got on the board in the second inning when Miguel Rojas, Magneuris Sierra, and Urena strung together a trio of two-out singles. The Marlins added another run in the third when Brian Anderson drew first on a Jeremy Hellickson HBP, then came home on a Martin Prado two-out RBI-double.

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MIAMI, FL – JULY 29: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

In the fifth, Anderson and J.T. Realmuto hit consecutive one-out singles to set the table for Prado to collect another RBI, on a two-out single. Realmuto scored when JT Riddle reached base on a Daniel Murphy fielding error, and Rojas collected an RBI with a double to make it 5-0, Marlins.

Pitching

  • Urena’s 71 GameScore was tied for his second best start of the season. He earned a 79 on June 15th in a 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. In today’s game, he walked four and allowed one hit while striking out five in six innings. He got 55-of-96 pitches in the strike zone.
MIAMI, FL – JULY 29: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – JULY 29: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
  • Adam Conley came in to pitch the seventh inning, getting Juan Soto to ground out, Murphy to fly out, and Mark Reynolds to strike out swinging at a 1-2 slider.
  • Brad Ziegler, fresh off a one-pitch hold in yesterdays win, struck out Spencer Kieboom and Difo on seven pitches before Adam Eaton flew out to center field. Reports of Ziegler’s demise are greatly exaggerated, it seems. He dropped his ERA to 3.98 for the season, and has allowed 14 hits while striking out 22 in his last 28 innings.
  • Drew Steckenrider got Trea Turner to ground out to open the ninth, then made things interesting by walking Bryce Harper and allowing a single to Matt Adams. He then got Soto swinging at a full-count 95 MPH fastball, and Murphy ended it by lining out to Yadiel Rivera.

Hitting

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  • Starlin Castro got the day off, as Justin Bour, Rojas, Riddle, and Prado started for the Marlins infield.
  • The Miami Marlins outhit the Nationals nine-to-two. Brian Anderson bumped his average up to .285 by going two-for-three with a pair of runs.
  • Prado and Rojas both went two-for-four with a double, with Rojas collecting one RBI and Prado collecting two.
  • Sierra is now three-for-16 through four games in his Miami Marlins career, sitting a shade under the Mendoza line at .188.
  • Bour, Derek Dietrich, and Riddle each turned in an 0-for-four day.
  • Realmuto’s one-for-four day dropped his average very slightly, to a National League sixth-best .311.

Tomorrow

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MIAMI, FL – JULY 24: Wei-Yin Chen #54 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins open on the road tomorrow against the Atlanta Braves starting at 7:35PM. Wei-Yin Chen (3-7, 5.65 ERA) will face off against Julio Teheran (7-7, 4.42).

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