MIAMI, Fla.—The Miami Marlins clinched a series win Thursday night with an impressive 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. The Marlins offense had a breakout performance as they scored eleven runs on sixteen hits including three home runs. Five different Fish contributed multi-hit games.
Rookie left-handed pitcher Trevor Rogers got the start for the Marlins as he continues to pitch well in his rookie season. Rogers pitched seven innings allowing four hits, two runs, one walk and eight strikeouts rising his ERA to a 2.02.
Relief pitcher Ross Detwiler came in relief for Rogers but struggled in his outing. Detwiler was only able to record two outs before being pulled as he allowed four hits, two runs and a strikeout. The veteran lefty hadn’t allowed more than two hits in any previous appearance as a Marlin.
Submarine pitcher Adam Cimber would get the final out in the eighth as he fielded a soft grounder down the third baseman line and fired it to first to end the inning.
Marlins closer Yimi García came in the top of the ninth to record the final three outs of the game. García got the job done as he retired the side on two fly outs and a groundout. Rogers got the win as that’s his seventh win of the season.
The Marlins offense has been struggling all season but had a great performance versus the Rockies in this contest. They had great production from the top and bottom of their lineup. Jazz Chisholm Jr. went 2-for-4 with an upper deck three-run home run and an incredible pimp job.
Starling Marte continues to rake as continues to prove to the Marlins front office that he deserves a nice contract extension. Marte went 4-for-5 raising his batting average to .360 and also hit a solo home run. Marte also made a great play in center field potentially robbing Rockies’ Yonathan Daza of a home run.
Catcher Jorge Alfaro also had a big day at the plate as he went 3-4 with a single and RBI single. Infield prospect José Devers had himself a night as he went 2-3 with two singles, a RBI and a walk. Adam Duvall also blasted a two-run home run LF giving him his eleventh home run of the season.
The Miami Marlins will begin another home series with their NL East rivals the Atlanta Braves coming to town. The Braves will be in Miami for a three-game weekend series starting Friday night.
Right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara will be on the mound for the Marlins in the series opener. Alcantara has been really good for the Marlins this season with a 3.30 ERA, 74 strikeouts and 1.06 WHIP in thirteen starts.
The Braves will have right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton on the mound versus the Marlins on Friday. The 37-year old right-hander has been pretty solid this season with a 5-2 record and 4.21 ERA.
First pitch is at 7:10 pm EST.