A pair of defensive miscues by the Miami Marlins led to a game-tying home 3-run homer by Jayson Werth in the sixth inning that turned the Washington Nationals fortunes around against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Wednesday night.
The Marlins decided to give Brad Hand’s spot in the rotation Sunday to veteran right-hander Kevin Slowey. And if all goes well with Jacob Turner’s throwing shoulder over the next week and a half, it might be the only time Slowey is needed to start.
Benches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's pitch ran inside on Ian Desmond.
Before the Marlins faced the Nationals at Marlins Park, Major League Baseball paid tribute to Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the ceremony, president of baseball operations Michael Hill recognized one of his high school teachers, Patricia Dunn from Cincinnati Country Day School. She and her husband made the trip to Miami.
Tuesday was Peavy's first game back in Chicago since the White Sox shipped him to Boston in a mid-season trade last year, though Dunn said any lingering weirdness from facing Peavy went away after the first pitch of their first meeting.
The Miami Marlins have gotten two bad starts out of Brad Hand and could look to Kevin Slowey in the next rotation turn. Is there any chance the Fish will bring a prospect from the minors to replace either player?
Before Tuesday's massive victory over Washington, the Marlins slugged through an extended 8 game losing streak. In this edition of Fish Bites, we truly capture some of the main reasons behind Miami's long stretch of failure.
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