The Marlins pitchers were simply not good enough last night as Andrew Cashner gave up seven earned runs in five innings and the bullpen surrendered five more as the Rockies doubled-up the Marlins, 12-6.
One Marlin made history at Coors Field last night, though, as Giancarlo Stanton hit a frozen rope to left center field which happened to land a mere 504 feet away from home plate.
Ichiro made a giant leap towards history when he collected hit number 2,999 on an infield single in the eighth inning last night. He then just missed out on his 3,000th hit in his very next at bat after pitcher Scott Oberg made a meal out of the come-backer but recovered in time for the out.
Earlier yesterday, Miami made another move as they acquired lefty reliever Hunter Cervenka from the Braves for two prospects. Left-handed hitters are batting a measly .145 against Cervenka on the season.
The move for Cervenka nearly materialized before the Trade Deadline, but the Marlins could did not manage to get any deals finalized on the final day of the trade window, which has led some to question whether the Marlins did enough to prepare for a postseason push.
Aside from starting pitching, the main need which was not addressed before the deadline was first base, as Justin Bour is facing setback after setback in his return from injury, and the Marlins do not have an everyday replacement for him.
Around the League
The Yankees and Alex Rodriguez will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. ET today, but it has not been announced what it will be about. It will be streamed live on MLB.com, though, so tune in to find out.
The Rangers retained the Silver Boot trophy last night by beating the Astros behind a two-homer night by newly-acquired Jonathan Lucroy.
The Mariners retired Ken Griffey Jr's number 24 in front of a crowd of nearly 46,000 last night in homage to the Hall of Famer’s everlasting impact on baseball in the Pacific northwest.
Former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment last night after his ERA ballooned to 9.16 over nine starts with the Angels this year.
Sonny Gray’s season got even worse yesterday as he had to leave the game against the Mets with forearm soreness after five innings.
Three Indians set home run milestones in yesterday’s games as Cleveland overpowered the Yankees.