Pablo López made his 3rd start and struggled early. He allowed 3 runs in the first inning, including a 2-run double by Paul Goldschmidt and an RBI single by Yadier Molina. He bounced back with 2 Ks on Dexter Fowler and Tyler O’Neill. He then went on to pitch 2 more scoreless innings.
Pablo López: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Not much offense for the Marlins. Lewis Brinson got a leadoff double in the 2nd, his team-leading 6th extra-base hit of the spring. Monte Harrison hit an RBI double in the 4th, and Jazz Chisholm hit his home run in the 5th inning. The young shortstop improve to a 1.115 OPS in his 9 games played.
Drew Steckenrider made an appearance and it wasn’t pretty. He immediately gave up a double and it all went down hill from there as he allowed 4 runs and walked 2. Discouraging for somebody who’s trying to put last season’s struggles behind him.
Drew Steckenrider: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Robert Dugger continues his strong spring as he has been just about untouchable through 4 appearances and 9 2⁄3 total innings.
Stat of the Day— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 8, 2020
Robert Dugger has held opponents scoreless thru 9.2 IP. Nobody in MLB Spring Training has pitched more innings than him without allowing a run.
The Marlins (10-5) will host the Mets (6-9) Monday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 p.m. ET with Elieser Hernandez on the mound.
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