The Miami Marlins took another bad loss on the chin last night, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Fish badly 7-1 Oddly enough, the Fish and Dodgers were not that far away from each other early in the game, as both teams were held scoreless for the first five innings of the game. But while Josh Beckett pitched a shutout on six strikeouts and three walks, Jacob Turner was doing it on two strikeouts and no walks prior to the sixth inning.
The sixth was when things fell apart for the former top prospect. Dee Gordon doubled and Yasiel Puig walked to get the inning started, then a parade of RBI hits came marching in. Hanley Ramirez doubled both runners home, and Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp each got hits to drive their respective frontrunners home as well. By the end of the fray, the Dodgers had taken a 4-0 lead that they would not relinquish.
The Marlins' offense was asleep at the wheel once again, which has been a theme on this West Coast road trip. The Fish managed just five hits (two from Giancarlo Stanton), and even scored their lone run only off of a passed ball and sacrifice fly. Miami struck out eight times and got on base just eight times against Beckett and the rest of the Dodgers pitching staff.
Tonight, the Fish look to bust up the sweep with rookie Anthony Desclafani on the mound.
Hero of the Game: None
Goat of the Game: Jacob Turner (-0.143 WPA)
Play of the Game: Hanley Ramirez doubled in the sixth inning. Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig scored. (-0.258 WPA)