The Marlins began their ten-game road trip with a 6-4 loss to the Nationals last night. The Nationals were powered by Yunel Escobar's five-hit performance and Ian Desmond's game-tying home run in the 8th inning. Here is what Mike Redmond had to say about the Marlins loss, via Joe Frisaro of MLB.com:
"It was a tough night, no doubt," manager Mike Redmond said following Miami's first loss in four games against Washington this season. "We coughed up two leads late. You can't go on the road and cough up leads. That'll cost you."
For the Marlins, Justin Bour hit his first home-run in his second start of the season.
The Marlins received good news over the weekend with regard to their starting rotation. Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos each threw a bullpen session as they recover from their respective injuries. Mat Latos experienced some soreness in his hamstring, but all indications are that he will make the start against the Nationals tonight. Henderson Alvarez is making progress as well in his recovery from his elbow injury, and should return in the next couple of weeks.
Former Marlin Craig Counsell was named as the new manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Counsell replaces Ron Roenicke, who was fired after the Brewers 7-18 start to the season.
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