Trevor Richards was hit hard Friday night to open a three-game weekend series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. What seemed initially to be a competitive game quickly got out of hand when the Pirates—mired in a seven-game losing streak—connected on four runs and five hits in the top of the fifth.
Already in front, 1-0, Adam Frazier opened the inning with a fly out to Harold Ramirez in center. Pittsburgh then rattled off three consecutive hits, including a Kevin Newman double that brought home Steven Brault (yes, the opposing pitcher).
Josh Bell, who leads Pittsburgh in home runs (19) and RBIs (63), lined a Richards changeup for an RBI triple, scoring Colin Moran.
Moran, the former Marlins prospect, would be responsible for making the lead insurmountable in the later innings. The Pirates went on to win by an 11-0 final score, the most lopsided loss for the Marlins at home all season.