The Miami Marlins headed into the bottom of the ninth inning with a comfortable 6-1 lead. The Rays were down to their final two outs when their offense woke up and scored four runs in the last inning. The Fish had to use three pitchers in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win and end the rally. Adam Conley earned his first career MLB save but the Marlins also had a nice night at the plate. Derek Dietrich started his second half of the season with a bang and J.T. Realmuto continues to hit like the best catcher in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays fought all the way until the end but it was the Marlins that got the win. Right-handed pitcher and former Marlin Nathan Eovaldi got the start for the Tampa Bay Rays. Eovaldi did well as he threw six innings allowing six hits, one run, no walks and eight strikeouts. Reliever Diego Castillo got the loss as he pitched 0.1 of an inning allowing two runs on two walks. At the plate, the Rays didn’t do too much until the last inning with five runs on eight hits. Mallex Smith went 2-3 with a three-run triple and a walk. Adeiny Hechavarria went 2-5 with a RBI single. Joey Wendle went 1-4 with a double and Kevin Kiermaier went 1-2 with a double.
The Marlins start the second half of the season on the right foot with a win on the road. Right-handed pitcher Dan Straily got the start and win for the Miami Marlins. Straily threw seven innings allowing four hits, one run, three walks and three strikeouts. Lefty Adam Conley got the save as he pitched 0.1 of an inning allowing a hit and a K. The Fish did a really nice job at the dish with six runs on eight hits. Leadoff hitter Derek Dietrich went 3-5 with two home runs and four RBIs. All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-4 with a double that turned into a “little league home run”. Starlin Castro went 2-4 with two singles and Cameron Maybin went 1-3 with a base knock and walk.
The Fish will look to clinch another series on the road with another game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rookie right-handed pitcher Pablo Lopez will be on the mound for the Miami Marlins. Tampa Bay has yet to announce who’ll the starting pitcher will be Saturday night. You can watch this game at 6:10 pm EST on Fox Sports Florida.