The Miami Marlins were looking for their second consecutive series sweep, and they were looking to continue a hot streak they had in April. A new month didn’t treat the Marlins well, as they were dominated by the Milwaukee Brewers, snapping their six game winning streak. The Brew Crew got the offense going immediately.
Domingo Santana homered to right, which gave Milwaukee the early lead. Right after, Ryan Braun singled to center, bringing in Jonathan Villar. In the top of the third inning, the Marlins got on the board. Martin Prado singled to center, which scored Ichiro, and the Marlins cut the deficit to 2-1.
The run wouldn’t do much, as the Brewers absolutely exploded in the bottom of the third. After another RBI single courtesy of Braun, Chris Carter homered to center, scoring Braun. All of a sudden, the Brew Crew were stomping all over Miami, as they lead 5-1.
After that, Tom Koehler’s day was done. He pitched just 2.1 innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs. Finally, the Marlins got out of the inning, but they didn’t do it without taking a beating. Miami was down 9-1, after just three innings. In the next inning, Chris Carter felt no mercy, as he homered again, and the Brew Crew had a 10-1 lead. After a Martin Maldonado RBI single, Miami was down 11-1.
Finally, the Marlins had an answer. Derek Dietrich tripled to center, which brought in Prado, and the Marlins were down nine runs still. Giancarlo Stanton grounded out to third, which scored Dietrich. Marcell Ozuna then homered to left, which cut the deficit to 11-4. Dietrich then singled to center, which cut the Milwaukee lead to 11-5. Are the Marlins making a comeback? Thanks for the optimism, but they aren’t even close.
The Brewers would tack on two more runs, which meant Miami had lost 14-5. After dominating Milwaukee the first two games, the Marlins got flattened today. They had no answer for a red hot Brewers lineup.
Both teams did rack up a lot of hits in this game. Milwaukee outhit the Marlins, 18-16. Prado went 3-4 for the Marlins, while Derek Dietrich went 3-4. The Marlins were denied their second series sweep, and their seven game winning streak was snapped. The Marlins will look to get back on track on Tuesday at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hero of the Game: Ryan Braun (.137)
Goat of the Game: Tom Koehler (-.375)
Play of the Game: Chris Carter homers, Ryan Braun scores (.121)