Miami didn't have an answer for the Pittsburgh Pirates last night as the bullpen gave up seven earned runs and Jeff Locke secured a three-hit shutout.
During the game, Marcell Ozuna was one of the many victims of Locke's mastery as his hit streak was stopped at 11 games, and his on-base streak ended at 36 games. It was the longest such streak in the majors this year.
One day after his scary incident involving a foul ball in the dugout, Derek Dietrich was given the all clear, luckily avoiding a serious head injury. He returned to the batting cages before yesterday's game donning a hard hat with a Marlins logo on the front.
Dietrich entered the game against the Pirates in the fourth inning after Miguel Rojas appeared to suffer a shoulder injury during his at-bat in the bottom of the third. This adds to Miami's suddenly long injury report.
The Miami Marlins were returning home with a positive outlook after finally beating the worst team in baseball, the Atlanta Braves, for the first time in six attempts.
This came two days after baseball writers were starting to lose their minds at how badly the Marlins have played against the NL East this season.
Around the League
Matt Harvey put in his finest performance of the season last night with a seven-inning, two-hit effort against the Chicago White Sox
Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 23 games yesterday with an RBI double in the third inning of Boston's 7-2 victory in Baltimore.
In that same game, David Ortiz drove in his MLB-leading 47th RBI via a solo home run after missing the previous game with a foot injury.
Bryce Harper had to leave yesterday's game against the Phillies after being hit in the knee with a pitch. He is listed as day-to-day.
In stark contrast to Miami, the Cubs got seven perfect innings from their bullpen after starter Jason Hammel had to leave the mound after suffering from leg cramps during his warm-up pitches before the third inning.
With Giancarlo Stanton on the sidelines, someone had to assume the duty of hitting monster home runs. Matt Holliday did just that.