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Marlins fall to the Padres 5-2

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The bats remained mostly quiet in this one, making for a frustrating start to the Marlins’ road trip.

Miami Marlins v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Caleb Smith had one of his typical starts last night. He gave the Fish five strong innings, while only giving up two runs. They were both home runs. He also continued his strikeout dominance, racking up 8 Padres. The Marlins did not give Smith any support until he finally left the game. Miami’s bullpen also gave up three runs over three innings of work.

Caleb Smith: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 HR

Joey Lucchesi: 6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Smith started the game off well enough. He struck out Wil Myers on three pitches, two fast balls, and a slider. Franmil Reyes, the Padres home run leader was next. After gaining an 0-2 count on Reyes, Smith could not put him away. Reyes hit a line drive home run on a 2-2 slider, low in the zone. Smith moved on like nothing happened.

Smith walked the first batter in the second inning, but then struck out the next three. He continued his streak with two more batters in the third. Smith had five consecutive strike outs before Reyes broke it up with a double. Smith again did not get fazed by Reyes. He faced Manny Machcado next, and got him to fly out, ending the inning.

The next inning Smith would run into trouble with the home run ball again. This time it was Hunter Renfroe who hit a towering shot into the seats. Smith to his credit again moved on from this. He pitched until Rosell Herrera replaced him to hit in the sixth inning. Funny enough it was Herrera who was the only person to give Smith run support. He took Lucchesi deep on a solo shot.

The Marlins offense was minimal at best. They had a total of four hits, two of those came in the ninth inning. The Fish were able to scrap together a run in the ninth, but that was as far as they would get. Harold Ramirez had his 10-game hitting streak come to an end also. The bullpen did not help either. Ian Kinsler took Austin Brice deep in the seventh. Some sloppy play in the eighth also allowed the Padres to score a run off of Jarlin García.

The Marlins will be sending out José Ureña to take on Nick Margevicius later tonight. Game time will be 10:10 ET.

Marlins vs. Padres box score (MLB.com)

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