The alternate dimension Miami Marlins enter the eighth week of the phantom 2020 season at 20-24, fourth in the National League East and eight games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves.
Marlins 7, Rockies 2
The Marlins outhit the Rockies, 11-to-8 with 13,512 in attendance at Marlins Park on May 15th. Pablo Lopez (6-4, 2.98) took the win by holding Colorado to two runs on seven hits and a pair of walks over seven innings. Sandy Alcantara and Sixto Sanchez each struck out a pair in their respective innings of relief, one each.
Rockies 3, Marlins 2, 10 innings
The Marlins dropped an extra inning affair to Colorado despite outhitting the Rockies, 8-to-7. Jonathan Villar, Brian Anderson, and Jorge Alfaro each collected two hits, including Alfaro’s fifth home run of the season.
Aaron Sanchez took no decision, surrendering two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks, striking out four in six frames. Ryne Stanek pitched a perfect seventh and Alex Vesia threw two scoreless innings. Drew Steckenrider surrendered the game-winner in the top of the 10th, allowing a run on two hits.
Marlins 5, Rockies 4, 12 innings
The Marlins took the rubber match in the three-game home-set against the Rockies with a walk-off RBI-single by Jon Berti, his first hit in six plate appearances for the game.
Jonathan Villar, Brian Anderson, Corey Dickerson, and Francisco Cervelli each collected a pair of hits in the victory. Caleb Smith earned no decision in his three inning start, after giving up four runs in three innings of work, on five hits and a pair of walks. Sandy Alcantara pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Ryne Stanek pitched two perfect innings to drop his seasonal ERA to 7.00. Tommy Eveld (2-1, 4.82) took the win by pitching 1 2/3 innings of hitless extra inning baseball.
Padres 2, Marlins 0
After an off-day, the Marlins hosted the Padres along with 11,111 of their closest friends at Marlins Park. Jose Urena (3-1, 3.50) lost by allowing two runs on four hits and a walk, striking out three. Sixto Sanchez threw three hitless innings, striking out four and walking one batter, and Alex Vesia whiffed one in a perfect ninth inning.
Unfortunately, the Marlins couldn’t break through against San Diego’s staff, despite outhitting the Friars six-to-four. Brian Anderson led Miami’s offense with two singles. Following the game, the Marlins sent down Sixto Sanchez to the Jumbo Shrimp, calling up Trevor Rogers in his place.
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Padres 2, Marlins 0
For the second game in a row, the Padres topped the Marlins, 2-0. In neither game did Miami hit so much as a double. In this one, five singles weren’t enough to topple 20-year-old Luis Patino.
Julio Teheran (1-5, 4.35) gave up both runs on five hits and one walk over 7 1/3 innings of solid work. Good enough for a quality start, but not good enough for his second victory of the season.
The Road Ahead
The Marlins will try to salvage one win in three against the Padres tomorrow (May 21) before traveling to our Nation’s Capital for a four-game set versus the Nationals. A visit to the Windy City and the Cubbies for a three-game series follows.