Jordan Yamamoto: 4 IP, 2 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Alex Young: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
The Fish started this game off on the right foot. Yamamoto got the first three outs of the game easily. Miguel Rojas blasted a lead-off home run to give the Fish an early lead.
Things were looking good until the fourth inning. Yamamoto started the inning by walking Jarrod Dyson on five pitches. Ketel Marte also walked on five pitches, all of them being low. Clearly the control was not there this inning, there were two walks and two mound visits. Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta each brought in a run making it 2-1.
Christian Walker was next and he got plucked by a fast ball. The inning was spiraling out of control quickly. There was another walk issued by Yamamoto, this time to Jake Lamb. The bases were now loaded for Nick Ahmed, and he made Yamamoto pay for his wildness. Two curveballs were all he needed before hitting a grand slam into the seats.
Yamamoto finished up the inning, but he would not be back. The bullpen did not fare much better either. Wei-Yin Chen gave up a two-run home run during his three innings of work. Tayron Guerrero also gave up a run in his inning of work. The Fish and D-Backs had a benches-clearing moment after Guerrero hit Walker with a pitch. This was the second time he was hit in the game and afterwards Guerrero had some words with the D-Backs bench.
That was most of the action for the Fish Saturday. They scored a second run in the seventh inning, but nothing else. Harold Ramirez singled and Martín Prado doubled to bring him home.
The Marlins had 9 hits, but were unable to score much. The Fish felt flat last night, but today is a new day and the rubber match!
Elieser Hernández will take on Robbie Ray for the series win at 1:10 ET.
Side Note: Sergio Romo was traded after the game to the Twins. More on that below.
Marlins vs Diamondbacks box score (MLB.com)
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