Marlins 1, Dodgers 0
Chris Hammond (1-0, 0.00) threw 7 2/3 shutout four-hit innings against the Dodgers, striking out six and walking two in front of 30,027 at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins victory, their first of the season, pushed their record to 1-2 for the year.
Bryan Harvey collected his first save with 1 1/3 flawless innings, despite inheriting a baserunner in the eighth. Benito Santiago hit a single and a double, and one-of-two Jeff Conine singles brought home the only run in the game, Jerry Browne with a first inning score.
Jerry Browne and Terry Pendleton signed to one-year contracts to play for the Marlins. Browne played in 77 games that season for the Marlins, hitting .255/.346/.293 in the last of his 10 major league seasons.
Already 34-years-old, Pendleton hit .290/.339/.439 for Florida with 14 round-trippers and 78 RBI at the hot corner.
Giants 14, Marlins 7
The Giants topped the
Dolphins Marlins by a touchdown with 19,842 at Joe Robbie Stadium to drop Florida to 2-4 for the year. Mark Carreon hit two doubles and two home runs for six RBI to pace San Francisco’s offense.
Andre Dawson and Jeff Conine both turned in four-hit performances in defeat for the Marlins, who also got multi-hit games from Terry Pendleton and Alex Arias. John Burkett (0-1, 5.11) lost by surrendering eight runs (seven earned) in 4 1/3 innings.
Lefty-hitting outfielder Magneuris Sierra joined the Marlins via trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for Marcell Ozuna following the 2017 campaign. He came over with pitchers Daniel Castano, Zac Gallen (since flipped for Jazz Chisholm) and Sandy Alcantara. Turning 24-years-old today, Sierra is hoping to break “camp” with the parent club. Out of options, if he doesn’t make the cut he’ll likely get picked up via waiver wire by some speed-lacking team.