Expos 3, Marlins 2
The Marlins dropped to 1-1 with 17,622 present at Pro Player Stadium. Brad Penny (0-1, 3.86) took the L by giving up three runs on four hits and one walk in seven innings. He really pitched pretty good at that, striking out six. He just couldn’t limit Montreal’s long-ball, allowing two.
Braves 4, Marlins 2
With 19,108 on hand at Dolphin’s Stadium, the Braves dropped Florida to 1-2 in the early going.
Alex Gonzalez had three hits in the loss, including his first home run of the year. Miguel Cabrera picked up the other RBI with a ninth-inning RBI-groundout. Marlins starter A.J. Burnett (0-1, 3.00) led a spirited effort in trying to capture the flag, smacking a triple in trying to help his own cause. He allowed two earned runs in six innings, and struck out six Braves.
Mets 9, Marlins 3
With 39,761 looking on from Shea Stadium, the Mets dropped the Marlins to 1-3 for the season.
Future Mets pitcher Jason Vargas (0-1, 9.00) took the loss after giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out four.
Marlins 8, Phillies 5
With 32,419 watching on a Saturday night at Dolphin Stadium, the Marlins topped the Phillies to move to 3-2.
Josh Willingham fell a single short of the cycle, collecting four RBI in the Florida win. Mike Jacobs and Alejandro De Aza also picked up two hits apiece. Dontrelle Willis (2-0, 3.00) struck out nine in six innings for the victory. Renyel Pinto whiffed three in an inning of work, Henry Owens pitched a perfect eighth, and Jorge Julio did enough to hold on in a non-save situation.