Miami Marlins Minute 4/14

Well, another frustrating effort for the Miami Marlins, as they once again played almost well enough to win before ultimately falling 3-2 to the Atlanta Braves Monday night in Atlanta.

  • Monday night’s series opener- much like the opener of the last series- was delayed by rain, twice in fact.  Both starting pitchers continued through the rain, but none made it past the fifth.
  • Atlanta tied the game in the bottom of the 4th inning on a Mat Latos wild pitch that scored Christian Bethancourt from third, who had just advanced their on a Saltalamacchia error.
  • Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria broke out of his slump, going 2-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • Christian Yelich continued to flash his Golden Glove, with a Web Gem of a grab in the bottom of the second, only to follow it up with knocking in the first run of the game in the top of the 3rd.
  • Mat Latos struggled with control, but did pitch demonstrably better than he did in his start.  Latos was charged with two earned runs, but both runners scored after Sam Dyson entered.
  • Catcher J.T Realmuto, infielder Reid Brignac, and reliever Carter Capps were called up to replace Don Kelly, Jeff Mathis, and Henderson Alvarez.   Capps played, pitching a perfect 9th.
  • If it makes you feel better, the Nationals were crushed by Boston 9-4.  Nats’ record sits at 2-5.
  • Ex Marlin Jason Grilli allowed a run to score in the 9th, and had runners at first and second, before striking out pinch hitter Jeff Baker to secure his 4th save since replacing Craig Kimbrel.
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 0-4 on the night, has failed to reach base in three consecutive games, and is just 3 for 23 on the year.
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