Adam LaRoche gets four hits and little brother Andy has an RBI sac fly sealing a 7-4 series sweeping win Wednesday Afternoon.
Marlins get swept at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fourth time in the Steel City (1994, 2003, 2004 the other times).
The Fish bats came alive this afternoon with 10 base hits and Wes Helms’ RBI double in the fourth snapped an 0-7 skid with runners in scoring position.
What might have been the game changer was a bad throw by Ronny Paulino in an attempt to catch Nyjer Morgan stealing third. The ball skipped past Emilio Bonifacio’s glove and into left field, scoring Morgan. Ok so Morgan gave the Bucs the lead with an RBI single before trying to swipe third, but could the Marlins have crawled back from a 5-4 deficit?
Needless to say Philadelphia comes to town this weekend with Josh Johnson facing Brett Myers Friday night. Keep in mind the Marlins had a winning record against the World Champs last season at 10-8.
Here’s what others are writing about:
He saw Dr. Lee Kaplan in South Florida today and was diagnosed with a bruise in his left wrist. He is day to day, which means he could return to the lineup as soon as Friday.
“One candidate could be left-hander Sean West, who is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA for Class AA Jacksonville. He allowed two hits and struck out nine batters in six innings April 15.”