The Miami Marlins are on the road for the next few days and they have already won their first game this road trip. The Fish defeated the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Memorial Day. Caleb Smith continues to be one of Miami’s most reliable starting pitchers. The Marlins lineup had one of its best game on the season without their star catcher. Cameron Maybin and Yadiel Rivera get the start and make the most out of it with multiple hits in the ballgame.
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres weren’t ready to play on Monday as the Marlins beat them in every aspect of the game. Left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer got the start and loss for the San Diego Padres. Lauer threw 2.1 innings allowing seven hits, five runs, two walks and three strikeouts. Robbie Erlin came in relief and did a great job as he pitched 5.2 innings allowing four hits, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts. The Padres offense also struggled as they couldn’t square the ball up against the Marlins pitching staff. Franmil Reyes went 1-4 with a solo home run. Christian Villanueva went 1-3 with a walk and Eric Hosmer went 1-4 with a base knock.
It was a great start for the Marlins on their four-game series versus the San Diego Padres. Left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith got the start and win for the Miami Marlins. Smith threw seven innings allowing four hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts. Drew Steckenrider pitched in the top of the eighth inning not allowing a hit, run or walk. At the plate, the Marlins were at their best. They had a season-high 15 hits on the day and didn’t start J.T. Realmuto. Cameron Maybin had a great game as he went 3-4 with two RBIs. Yadiel Rivera went 2-3 with two RBIs and a walk. Brian Anderson went 2-5 with a double and Justin Bour went 2-4 with a double down the right field line.
The Miami Marlins will be back on the diamond Tuesday night to take on the San Diego Padres. Right-handed pitcher Dan Straily will get the start for the Miami Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross will get the rock for the San Diego Padres. You can watch this game on Tuesday night at 10:10pm EST on Fox Sports Florida or ESPN+.