Marlins rookie pitcher Jordan Yamamoto surrendered five runs in a 9-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road on Sunday afternoon.
Miami now has lost three in a row and travel to Chicago to face the White Sox in another interleague series.
For Yamamoto, it was his worst outing of the season in which he as charged with five of the runs on the afternoon. He talked to the media following the game, saying it is part of the learning experience of being in the Majors.
"“[I’m] very frustrated,” said Yamamoto, via MLB.com. “It just kind of sucks that I couldn’t give the team the best chance to win. Going out there, just letting home runs happen, it’s just one of those things that I’m more pissed off at myself than anyone right now.”"
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Until Sunday, Yamamoto was the only Marlins player to have won his first four decisions at the start of his career. It’s even more impressive considering the 23-year-old made the leap from Jacksonville to the Majors and was as steady as could be in his first three outings.
"“Yamamoto, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Marlins’ No. 18 prospect, jumped straight from Double-A to make his Major League debut on June 12,” Sarah Wexler added. “And he began his career on a tremendous note, posting a 1.59 ERA through his first six games. He’d yet to have a test like the one the Dodgers presented him, though.”"
The Marlins will send Trevor Richards to the mound on Monday night, hoping to improve on a 3-11 record so far this season. Miami is 36-61 on the season with 65 games remaining. If I can add correctly – something we have talked about before, the team would need to go 29-36 the rest of 2019 to better their 64 wins last season.
Right now, Richards has a 4.24 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. He is 1-3 on the road with a 3.72 ERA. He has pitched a total of 104 innings. The White Sox will counter with Ivan Nova who is 4-9 this season with a 5.86 ERA and 72 strikeouts.
Nova has experience facing the Marlins and has a 4-0 ERA with a 0.98 ERA four career starts.