Last season, the Marlins always had problems with the Atlanta Braves. No matter the Braves record, the Marlins could not seem to solve the Braves. After two games of this weekend series, it seems like the Marlins are having the same problems with Atlanta. After dropping Friday's game by a score of 8-4, Miami was looking to end their slump by winning game two of this series.
Apparently, the Braves would have different plans. Atlanta would use the fourth inning to take control and defeat the Marlins 3-1. Edinson Volquez made his return from the DL, and he got off to a great start in this game. He threw three no-hit innings, but that ended in the fourth inning. Nick Markakis would put Atlanta on the board when he drove in Freddie Freeman on an RBI single to put the Braves up 1-0.
Freeman was able to get on base after Marcell Ozuna lost the ball in the lights. Dansby Swanson would bring Markakis home on another RBI single to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead. The Marlins would narrow the deficit when Justin Bour homered, cutting the lead to 2-1. Bour homered for the second time this series, but his homer didn't do much for Miami. Atlanta would tack on another run, as Freeman scored on a throwing error by Derek Dietrich.
Jim Johnson would get his sixth save of the season after shutting down the Marlins in the ninth inning. The Marlins have now lost 14 of their last 17 games. Volquez dropped to 0-5 on the season. Despite being the losing pitcher, Volquez still had a solid outing. He allowed two runs and four hits in six innings pitched. Julio Teheran allowed no runs and three hits in six innings for Atlanta.
The roof and walls were open for the fifth straight game, which set a record for the most times the roof and walls have been open consecutively since Marlins Park opened. The Marlins fell to 13-22 on the season, which means they now have the worst record in the NL East.
Fortunately for the Marlins, it's only May, but they have a lot of issues to fix if they want to be a contender any time soon. Miami will look to salvage this series by winning the rubber match tomorrow. R.A Dickey will start for Atlanta, while Justin Nicolino will be on the bump for Miami.
Kingfish: Julio Teheran (.350)
Flounder: Giancarlo Stanton (-.127)
Play of the Game: Justin Bour’s home run in the 7th (.145)