In what was the first game of a four game, home-and-home series, the Marlins outlasted the Yankees 2-1 behind a strong pitching performance from Tom Koehler. Koehler pitched seven innings of one-run ball, while only giving up three hits. In his first start of the season, Derek Dietrich hit a double and the go-ahead, solo home run in the seventh inning.
During the game, Jose Fernandez joined the broadcast booth and announced his return date as July 2nd, Fernandez will make three more rehab starts in the Marlins minor league system in the time until then.
Yesterday, the Marlins announced that Martin Prado would be out for about a week with a shoulder sprain. Prado injured his shoulder on Sunday when he fell on it while running to first base.
The team also announced that Michael Morse should begin his rehab assignment later this week at Triple-A.
Giancarlo Stanton was named NL Co-Player of the week along with Chris Heston. Stanton batted .520/.586/1.280 with five home runs and 12 RBI's in the past week.
Christian Yelich has had a tough time staying on the field, but he has had his struggles at the plate as well.
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