The Miami Marlins stayed alive and in contention for a National League wild card.
The Fish hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of a three-game series this Wednesday, September 6, at LoanDepot Park. They won on plenty of offense of 13 hits and 11 runs, particularly in the fifth inning with a nine-run rally. The final score was 11 for four. announcements
Thus, Miami reached six wins in a row. They beat the Washington Nationals away from Thursday through last Sunday and have now had two wins against the NL West leaders.
The winning streak lifts spirits for a team that has a chance to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2020, when the playoffs expanded to 16 teams.
All was not well, only this afternoon it was announced that Jorge Soler and Sandy Alcántara have left the squad and been placed on the disabled list. The Cuban Soler is the team’s leader on home runs, while the Dominican serves as the rotation’s first pitcher.
Miami Marlins win against the Los Angeles Dodgers
Back to today’s game, everything went perfectly. The pitchers were evenly matched on Bullpen Day. JT Chargois (1 IP), Steven Okert (2 IP), and AJ Puk (1 IP and 1 C) combined for four innings with only one run allowed on Jason Heyward’s home run.
Little freshman Edward Cabrera (6-6) pitched four scoreless innings with eight strikeouts. The victory was achieved personally.
Standing out on offense was Joey Wendle, who hit a single, double and home run with four RBIs. Jazz Chisholm hit a home run for third place. The other home run in Miami belonged to Jesús Sánchez.
Luis Arráez lowered his average to .355 after going 1-3 with two RBIs. His replacement, Yuli Gurriel, scored with his first goal since August 22.
Position Chart, Miami within the Wild Card
At the end of the day, the Marlins remained in the wild card position with a 0.5 margin over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants lost by a 0.5 drop. The National League Wild Card is red hot.
For now, Miami is indoors.
The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers face off in the third and final challenge of the series this Thursday, September 7 at 7:40 am Eastern Time at LoanDepot Park.