The Miami Marlins are back in the win column after another great pitching performance Saturday night. The Fish defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1 thanks to dominate pitching and a clutch pinch hit home run from one of Miami’s rookies. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was his usual self while on the mound in Marlins Park. Catcher J.T. Realmuto continues to have a great season and Starlin Castro also continues to stay hot at the dish.
It was another tough close loss for the Atlanta Braves as they can no longer win the four-game series. Right-handed pitcher and former Marlin Anibal Sanchez got the start and loss for the Atlanta Braves. Sanchez threw 5.2 innings allowing four hits, one run, two walks and two strikeouts. Reliever Chad Sobotka struggled against the Fish as he pitched 1.1 innings allowing two hits, two runs and two K’s. The Braves offense okay as they had a good amount of hits but failed to put more runs on the scoreboard. Shortstop Dansby Swanson went 2-4 with a solo home run. Ronald Acuna Jr. also went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Kurt Suzuki went 2-4 with two singles and Freddie Freeman went 1-3 with a base on ball.
Flip the M! The Miami Marlins have taken two games in a row against one of their biggest rivals. Left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen got the start and win for the Miami Marlins. Chen threw six innings allowing six hits, no runs, two walks and ten strikeouts. Drew Steckenrider got the save as that is his second save of the season. He pitching one inning allowing one hit, one run and a K. At the plate, the Fish were at their best but did enough for the win. Brian Anderson went 1-1 with big pinch hit two-run home run. J.T. Realmuto went 1-2 with a RBI single and a walk. Rafael Ortega went 1-4 with a triple and Starlin Castro also went 1-4 with a single.
The Miami Marlins will close their four-game home series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Rookie right-handed pitcher Pablo Lopez will get the start for the Miami Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Kevin Gausman will be on the mound for the Atlanta Braves. You can watch this game Sunday afternoon at 1:10 pm EST on Fox Sports Florida.