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Trevor Richards pitched well, bats don’t show up as Fish fall 6-1

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The offense and defense were below average, leaving Richards to fight off the Rockies the best he could.

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Game two of the young Marlins season is over and with that they are 0-2. The spring training hype might be wearing off right about now. Rough defense and poor hit production plagued tonights game. The bright side is Trevor Richards had a strong start.

Trevor Richards: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

German Márquez: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

The Fish did not have a good day offensively. They were only able to produce two hits throughout the contest. Márquez was in the groove for most of the night. The one time he did slip up Curtis Granderson took him deep. The solo shot was on a 3-1 pitch right down the middle of the plate. Sadly this was just a blip in the radar and not the start of something.

Trevor Richards was having much more success than the rest of the Fish tonight. His changeup was moving in brilliant ways. He had most hitters off balance and when he did give up a hit he kept it together. The sixth inning was when the Rockies finally got on board. After a walk to Trevor Story, David Dahl was able to sneak a ground ball past the shift and into right field. This was the only run Richards gave up, and one could argue better defense would of stopped that run from scoring.

Adam Conley would replace Richards in the seventh inning. Conley had a strong spring this year, but tonight did not exactly show that. The Rockies would slip another run by the Fish after Conley gave up two doubles. The score was now 2-1 Rockies. Lewis Brinson tried to muster some offense in the eighth, knocking a ball out of the park. That is until Ian Desmond jumped up and took the home run away from Brinson, he is currently 0-7.

The Fish would ultimately fall apart in the ninth inning. The newly acquired Sergio Romo gave up four runs in that final inning. Tayron Guerrero had to come in and bail him out but he even gave up two hits and a wild pitch adding to the damage. The Fish could not do anything in the bottom of the ninth, leaving them with only two hits on the night. Luckily this is a four game series so the Fish are not out of it yet!

First pitch at 6:10 p.m.

Rockies vs. Marlins box score (MLB.com)

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