The Miami Marlins were back in the win column Thursday night as they’ve won their first game that has gone into extra inning. The Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 thanks to great pitching and timely hitting. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith continues to dominate early in the season as he’s making an early case for the All-Star Game. The Marlins did get a lot of hits in the ballgame were not as successful with runners on base or scoring position.
The Philadelphia Phillies start their four-game series against the Marlins with a loss. Right-handed pitcher Aaron Nola got the start for the Philadelphia Phillies. Nola threw 6.2 innings allowing seven hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts. Reliever Hector Neris gets the loss for Philadelphia as he pitched 1.2 innings allowing four hits, two runs, no walks and two K’s. The Phillies offense had a rough night against the Fish only scoring one run on four hits. Shortstop Sean Rodriguez went 1-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the second. Cesar Hernandez went 2-4 with a double and Andrew McCutchen went 1-4 with a double.
Flip the M! The Fish get another divisional win early in the 2019 baseball season. Left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith got the start for the Miami Marlins as he threw six innings allowing three hits, one run, one walk and eight strikeouts. Tayron Guerrero earned his first win of the season and Sergio Romo also got his fourth save on the year. At the plate, the Miami Marlins got a good amount of hits but didn’t get a whole lot of them when it counted. Starlin Castro went 2-4 with a two-run home run in the tenth inning. Neil Walker went 3-5 with two doubles. Jorge Alfaro went 2-5 with two singles and Lewis Brinson went 1-2 with a base knock.
The Miami Marlins will be back on the diamond Friday night to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Right-handed pitcher Jose Urena will be on the mound for the Miami Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff will get the start for the Philadelphia Phillies. You can watch this game on Friday night at 7:05 pm EST on Fox Sports Florida.