3 Takeaways from the Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox Series

The Miami Marlins showed up in 3 big ways on the road in Boston that should have opponents fearful
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Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins v Boston Red Sox / Paul Rutherford/GettyImages

Miami Marlins pitching is really that good

Uh oh, Sandy is back! The league should really take notice as Sandy Alcantara and the rest of the starting pitching for the Miami Marlins took over the Red Sox series and shut down the eighth-best team in baseball with regards to both runs scored and OPS. Sandy led the way and had a vintage performance going seven innings and giving up just one run on six hits.

Alcantara's start was followed by arguably the best Marlins pitcher this season Braxton Garrett, who pitched five innings of one-run ball giving up only three hits. The series finally was another classic performance, where Jesus Luzardo went six and a third innings and shut out the Red Sox on only three hits while striking out nine.

Just to emphasize how good the Marlins starters were, their three starts combined for the following stats:
18.1 innings
2 earned runs
12 hits
4 walks
16 Ks

The Miami Marlins' best starter numbers-wise, Eury Perez, did not even pitch in the series. That just goes to show how well this starting rotation is performing. For the series, the Marlins starters had a 0.98 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. Take that to the bank.