The Miami Marlins are still falling apart and can not even handle the Atlanta Braves, basement occupants in the NL East.
This time they were, on the one hand, the offensive that could not support another good start of the Dominican starter Jose Ureña and the other, a relief body unable to keep the team on the scoreboard waiting for a reaction of the batters.
Atlanta broke a six-game losing streak and beat Miami 8-4 in the first game of a three-set at Marlins Park.
For the Marlins was his fourth defeat followed and the thirteenth in the last 16 games.
Ureña, who had pitched six innings against the Mets in the last six innings, had a one-sided moment of error, as he overcame pitcher Tyler Flowers, who threw the ball with one on board in the second.
But the Spaniard, who has improved significantly since being included in the rotation for the injuries of others, set the course and completed six chapters with two clean, six hits and four strikeouts.
” Since I was included in the rotation I feel more confident and that shows in my results. This time it was not possible, but I’m still working hard and ready for what the team needs from me, either as a starter or coming out of the bullpen, “said Urena (1-1), whose ERA stands at 1.98 in 27.1 actuation inputs.
With a decent offensive to back him up he would have been able to win, but while he remained on the mound, his teammates were only able to score once per solo solitary of Justin Bour in the closing of the fourth.
The rains came for the Marlins in the seventh, when three absolutely ineffective and uncontrolled relievers allowed a six-score bunch.
Brad Ziegler flicked Flowers out and Dansby Swanson followed with center-back.
Emilio Bonifacio, who emerged from starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, sacrificed and advanced to the third and second runners.
The Venezuelan Ender Inciarte received an intentional passport that filled the pillows, but Brandon Phillips overturned the strategy of manager Don Mattingly and brushed the middle towed two.
Kyle Barraclough came to the rescue, but transferred to Freddie Freeman and the bases were refilled.
Matt Kemp struck out for the second out, but Barraclough committed a balk that allowed Inciarte’s third inning and Phillips and Freeman’s advance to third and second respectively.
Another passport, this one to Nick Markakis, again congested the trails.
Brian Ellington came in as a new pitcher, but Derek Dietrich fouled the Cuban Adonis Garcia for third and entered the fourth inning race, while Flowers’ hit to the right brought two more to complete the six-pointer.
The Braves’ captain went 4-2 and drove half of his team’s runs. In 25 games he averages for .369, the highest average in his nine seasons in the majors.
“I prepared much better this year because I knew for the first time that I would have the responsibility of being the starter. I spent seven years in Chicago as second place, but this ownership gave me a lot more confidence and I think I’ve matured more as a player, ” said Flowers, a 31-year-old veteran who ages .237 for 54 games .
Miami attempted a rebellion at the close of the seventh and J.T. Realmuto hit home with one on board against reliever Ian Krol, but that did not happen.
Dietrich took the error and in ninth he took it out with no one in bases for the fourth and last race of the team.
In total, the pitchers of the fish gave away seven walks, while those of Atlanta worked with impeccable control and did not walk to any batter.
” We are not going out, but this team refuses to lower their heads. We will always work hard, because the results come from work. We are going through a bad stretch that includes a lot of injuries, but the season is still young and there is still a lot of ball left to play, “said manager Mattingly.
For the second game of the series, on Saturday, Edinson Volquez returns from the Marlins’ injury list while Colombian Julio Teheran will climb to the mound for the visitors.