clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Cubs maul the Marlins 14-2.

Jarlin García finally gets hit around, while Kyle Hendricks pitches eight strong innings.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Jarlin García was due for a bad game, it was just inevitable. His numbers were too immaculate and the sample size was small. This was the second time the Cubs would get to see his stuff and they jumped all over it. The main issue García had was missing location with his pitches.

The first inning would set the tone for the night. After walking Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant would come up and make García pay for his first mistake. J.T. Realmuto set up low and inside, while García’s pitch went about waist high across the middle of the plate. This ball was absolutely crushed giving the Cubs a two run lead.

García would start to settle down after that, striking out two hitters in the second inning. When the third inning came around, location would be an issue again. After giving up a single to both Albert Almora Jr. and Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant would come up to face García again. This time García would come out on top, striking out Bryant. Javier Baez was up next and location would become an issue again. Realmuto would set up again, low and inside and for the second time García left the ball high and across the middle of the plate. Baez blasted the ball to dead center, giving the Cubs a 5-0 lead.

García again would settle down and start getting batters out. The damage from the Cubs was split up between innings, García never seemed too overwhelmed. Ian Happ would hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning making it 7-0 Cubs. García would finish the inning but be taken out for a pinch hitter in the fifth. Jarlin García by the end of his night gave up six hits, seven earned runs, two walks, and three home runs while striking out three.

Tyler Cloyd would pitch the next three innings. Yes, Tyler Cloyd is still on the Marlins. Cloyd would give up seven runs in his outing and just looked over powered. The Cubs would add to their lead in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings.

Junichi Tazawa would come in and pitch a clean inning, while striking out two batters. This is what he needs at the moment, to come in to situations where there is absolutely no pressure at all. This will allow him to work on his stuff and try to get back on track.

Kyle Hendricks pitched eight innings, giving up six hits, two earned runs, while striking out three. His stuff was moving tonight and he was able to limit any issues he ran into.

The Marlins would string together some hits in the fifth and seventh inning. Their efforts would only lead to one run in each of those two innings. The bottom half of the lineup did the hitting for the Fish in this one. The Marlins would ultimately end up losing 14-2.

The Marlins will look to get some revenge tonight as Jose Urena will take on Jen-Ho Tseng, who is filling in for a sick Yu Darvish (flu). Game time 8:05pm.

Courtesy of Fangraphs

Swordfish: Kyle Hendricks (.185 WPA).

Flounder: Jarlin García (-.299).

Play of the Game: Javier Baez three-run home run.

Attendance: 37,333

Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below (explainer).

Pitching Matchup

Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Jarlin Garcia Marlins 33.0 1.09 3.73 6.27 0.3
Kyle Hendricks Cubs 36.2 3.19 5.31 7.12 -0.1
Courtesy of FanGraphs

Today's Lineups

J.T. Realmuto - C Albert Almora - CF
Martin Prado - 3B Ben Zobrist - RF
Starlin Castro - 2B Kris Bryant - 3B
Justin Bour - 1B Javier Baez - 2B
Brian Anderson - RF Willson Contreras - C
Derek Dietrich - LF Victor Caratini - 1B
Cameron Maybin - CF Addison Russell - SS
Miguel Rojas - SS Ian Happ - LF
Jarlin Garcia - LHP Kyle Hendricks - RHP

Matchup Summary

Jarlin García and the Fish head out to Chicago to take on Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs. These two teams faced each other to begin the season, splitting a four-game set, and these next three games will conclude their season series. The Marlins have been hot, winners of 8 of their past 11. The Cubs on the other hand, just got swept by the Cardinals.

García looks to continue his impressive season, currently sitting pretty with a 1.09 earned run average. The last time García faced the Cubs, he pitched six innings of one-hit ball in relief. Hendricks was also on the rubber that night and impressed over his six innings of work. Tonight should be a good pitching rematch.

As noted by Marlins radio voice Glenn Geffner, the Cubs recognize that García dominates same-handed batters and have adjusted their lineup accordingly.

Thread Question: Which pitcher will pitch deeper in the game, García or Hendricks?