Just when you thought the Marlins (14-26) had hit rock bottom, they lost another game in convincing fashion on Thursday night. The Dodgers (24-18) took the opening game of a four game series by the score of 7-2. The Marlins have now lost 18 of their last 22 games.
In his second start returning from the disabled list, Edinson Volquez (L, 0-6) did not look sharp. He allowed five earned runs, on eight hits, three walks, while striking out four over six innings. The big blow was a second inning two-run homer by Yasiel Puig.
Justin Bour and Christian Yelich provided the Marlins only two runs with a solo home a piece. Bour and Giancarlo Stanton each collected two hits; while Yelich, J.T. Realmuto, and J.T. Riddle had one hit on the evening.
Kenley Jansen finished off the game with an immaculate ninth inning. He struck out Derek Dietrich, Riddle, and Ichiro Suzuki on nine pitches to put an exclamation point on the loss.
Here is the win probability graph for those of you who like to torture yourself.
The Marlins will look to finally get back in the win column on Friday night, when they face the red-hot Alex Wood. They will counter with left-hander Justin Nicolino.