Marlins 7, Pirates 3
The Marlins pushed their record to 3-2 with 5 1/3 strong innings from Mark Hendrickson (1-1, 6.10). He held the Bucs to three runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks, striking out four.
Mets 7, Marlins 1
Opening day in Citi Field would see 41,245 cram into the house to see the Mets easily handle the south Florida interlopers. Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez led Florida’s offense with a single and a double each, and Jorge Cantu collected the only Marlins RBI of the game.
Josh Johnson took the loss by giving up four runs on five hits and four walks in five innings, striking out three.
The Marlins signed Nic Ungs to a minor league contract through free agency. A 12th round choice of the Florida Marlins in 2001, Ungs had left the Marlins for the Brewers in 2008. In 10 minor league seasons, he was 71-56 with a 3.65 ERA, but never made a major league appearance.
Marlins 3, Nationals 2, 10 innings
With 10,482 in the house at Sun Life Stadium, the Marlins improved to 2-2 in the early going against the ex-Expos.
Logan Morrison hit a double and a solo home run, Gaby Sanchez had a single and a double, and Donnie Murphy had a pair of singles, including the walk-off hit to score Omar Infante with the game-winner.
Reds 4, Marlins 0
The Marlins were limited by Reds pitching to only three hits in the game, a double by Gaby Sanchez and a single each from Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio. Johnny Cueto (1-0, 0.00) led the charge with seven three-hit innings, with four strikeouts.
Mark Buehrle (0-1, 3.00) allowed two runs in six innings for a quality start, striking out five.
Bobby Bramhall was assigned to the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers in the South Atlantic League. Chris Gutierrez, Curt Smith, Jose Duarte, Josh Smith, Ryan Patterson, and Shawn Bowman were assigned to the Double-A Jacksonville Suns in the Southern League. Mike Cervenak was assigned to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs in the PCL.