MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, San Diego Padres 9

Denis Poroy

The Miami Marlins had a bad pitching night all around, but it was the bullpen that took a close game and sent it over the edge once again, as the San Diego Padres pummeled the Marlins for a second straight night.

The Miami Marlins still haven't figured out the way to beat the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Eric Stults and the Padres delivered despite an early two-run home run by Casey McGehee for his first shot as a Marlin. Stuls held Miami for the most part offensively after that McGehee homer, shutting the Fish out for the remainder of his six innings of work. The two runs were all Miami could muster before an ugly series of events threw this game into yet another rout.

The Padres were having their way with Nathan Eovaldi, who struck out just three batters and walked a season-high four along with allowing a homer in five innings of work. Seth Smith delivered a lot of damage on Eovaldi, as he drove in both of Captain EO's runs allowed. In the first inning, Smith tripled home a run and later tied the ballgame with his solo shot on Eovaldi.

However, Eovaldi was able to keep Miami in the game temporarily before the bullpen threw it out the window. Carlos Marmol relieved Eovaldi in the sixth inning and notched a strikeout and a groundout to begin the inning. Then, an Everth Cabrera single and stolen base led to an intentional walk for Smith, and the wheels fell off promptly. Jedd Gyorko singled home Cabrera, and the returning Chase Headley became the hero when he launched a three-run home run to put the Padres up 6-2.

Both sides notched runs thereafter, including another RBI hit for Smith, who fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle. The Fish took another brutal defeat, 9-3 to the Padres. They will look to notch a series split tomorrow afternoon.

Source: FanGraphs}

Attendance: 27,122
Hero of the Game: Casey McGehee (0.122 WPA)
Goat of the Game: Carlos Marmol (-0.390 WPA)
Play of the Game: Casey McGehee homered. Reed Johnson scored. (0.212 WPA)
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