After making several roster moves to improve the roster, late bullpen struggles led to a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Miami got off to a quick start against Cubs starter Jason Hammel in the bottom of the first. Jake Marisnick singled to open the frame, and after recording a strikeout, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two run home run to right field giving the Marlins a 2-0 edge.
Stanton singled and stole a base with two outs in the third which was followed by a Casey McGehee RBI single to left field.
In his last start against the Rangers, Tom Koehler struggled to get through the sixth inning, and the sixth gave Koehler on trouble again on Monday. Anthony Rizzo hit a groundball to first base with the bases loaded to get the Cubs on the board, and with two outs, Starlin Castro hit a hanging offspeed pitch to left field to give Chicago their first lead of the night.
Over six innings, Koehler gave up five hits and four runs while not walking a batter and striking out five.
Hero of The Game: Bryan Morris (+.233 WPA)
Goat of The Game: Jacob Turner (-.334 WPA)
Play of The Game: Travis Wood doubled. Junior Lake scored. (+.417 WPA)