If on Tuesday he hit the ball out of the park to leave the Nationals on the field, now he has a similar shot to erase the deficit and ensure a victory for the Marlins, who once again crossed the .500 mark. .
Cuban’s hits come at a needed moment to lift the spirits of a team that was trailing along the entire line and missing key figures, but now not only has Washington lost 4-3 but has won the special series. Also secured and extended to 3A. winning streak.
Equally notable was the fact that Luis Arraz of Venezuela reached 500 hits in his 428th career game, becoming the seventh active player to reach the figure in his first 428 games, joining Bo Bichette (407), Mookie Betts (408) ), Mike Trout (423), Jose Altuve, Whit Merrifield (426) and Jose Abreu (428).
Manager Skip Shoemaker said, “What about Lewis, every day he gets two hits, against lefties, against righties.”
“And from George, it seems that all his hits are used to decide or change the outcome of the match. Without those hits, we cannot win.”
Soler’s home run put the Marlins on the scoreboard with one man out in the fourth inning and raised the 8,451 fans at LonDepo Park out of their seats, many of them witnessing the Havana native’s powerful action on both days.
Not only was it Soler’s 11th home run—407 feet—on the season to lead the Fish in that department, but it was also the seventh that would lead or tie his team, illustrating the effectiveness. It’s about the slugger’s batting position.
Marlins starter Edward Cabrera pitches in the first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals on May 17, 2023 in Miami.
Before Soler hit his huge shot in the fourth, his compatriot Yuli Gurriel scored the Fish’s first run in the second stretch with a sacrifice fly that began to whittle away the visitors’ advantage, with Corey Dickerson hitting two singles. Bar stepped on the rubber. Homer with one on board.
In fact, the only mistake was made by starter Edward Cabrera, who earned his fourth win of the season and improved his earned run average to 5.13 after five innings of work in which he gave up five hits, one of them a homer by Dickerson. Was. who once wore a Marlins uniform.
“I felt great and all the shots were working for me,” said Cabrera, who walked off as a precaution because of a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. “I was bothered by it as I wanted to bowl at least two more innings, but I will be ready for my next outing.”
The safety run would come in the sixth when Brian de la Cruz hit a double — he has 11 innings with at least one unbeaten — that pulled Soler to fourth as the Nationals drew closer on the scoreboard in the seventh.