Trevor Rogers, who tossed six scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in an 8-0 blowout victory April 26, continued his success vs. Milwaukee Friday night in the opener of a three-game Mother’s Day weekend set at loanDepot park, allowing one earned run in a comfortable 6-1 victory, extending Miami’s winning streak to four.
Runs were put on the scoreboard early, with the Marlins jumping out in front in the opening inning. Adam Duvall ripped a two-out RBI single to left that scored Miguel Rojas and the team would not look back. In the home half of the third, Isan Díaz, who has been getting a large amount of playing time at second due to Jazz Chisholm being placed on the 10-day IL, belted his first career grand slam, pushing the lead to five. Díaz finished the night 2-for-3.
Manager Craig Counsell’s squad has lost five consecutive games prior to Friday and is also without Christian Yelich in the lineup for a period of time, as the former Marlin is dealing with back issues.
Don Mattingly’s group will look to move their winning streak to a season-high five games Saturday evening, with a 6:10 scheduled first pitch.