The Miami Marlins were looking for some success in the final game of this four-game series versus the Cincinnati Reds, but Jacob Turner could not deliver on that promise. Early and often, the Reds jumped on Turner and quickly ran away with the game in a hurry, After a nice 1-2-3 inning to start off the game, the Reds reeled off runs in the second, third, and fourth innings without much thought. The third inning was a fright, as Billy Hamilton singled, stole second, and came home on a Jay Bruce single. Then Bruce stole second as well off the slow-moving Turner, and Ryan Ludwick double to bring him home to expand the early lead.
Meanwhile, Miami's best early opportunity slipped away in the bottom of the frame. Jeff Mathis doubled and reached third when Mike Leake could not make the turn on a Turner sacrifice bunt. Christian Yelich walked for the second time in the game, leading to a bases loaded situation with no one out. Jordany Valdespin nearly grounded into a double play, Giancarlo Stanton struck out (one of four times in the game), and Casey McGehee failed to bring the run in with two outs, thus blowing Miami's best early shot to get back in it.
By the time the Fish finally brought a run in thanks to a Mathis single bringing home Adeiny Hechavarria, the Reds were up 5-0 and the games was quickly getting out of hand. Garrett Jones hit a meaningless two-run homer to salvage three runs for Miami, but it was way too late in the team's eventual 7-3 loss.
Hero of the Game: No one
Goat of the Game: Jacob Turner (-0.300 WPA)
Play of the Game: Zack Cozart singled to left field in the second inning. Devin Mesoraco scored. Skip Schumaker advanced to second.