Legends On Deck

Under New Leadership, Marlins Fall To D-Backs 3-2

Dan Johnson

Photo Credit: J Pat Carter/AP

The Miami Marlins had a tumultuous twenty four hours. They were nearly no-hit by the Atlanta Braves’ RHP Shelby Miller on Sunday afternoon and then immediately after the game, their Manager Mike Redmond and Bench Coach Rob Leary were fired.

Monday morning, the Marlins announced that they had hired GM Dan Jennings as their Manager for the remainder of the season and then re-focused their attention to the matter at hand: the Arizona Diamondbacks who were traveling to Miami to start a four game series.

On the mound for the Marlins was RHP Dan Haren (ERA 3.47) and RHP Rubby De La Rosa (ERA 4308) took the start for the Diamondbacks.

After thirteen long innings, Redmond and his team would fall to the Diamondbacks 3-2 in his managerial debut.

Arizona took a two run lead in the fourth inning with triple by Yasmany Tomas on a line drive to center, sending both Ender Inciarte and Paul Goldschmidt home to score.

The Marlins tied it at two runs a piece in the bottom of the seventh with a two run homer by T.J. Realmuto, his first of the season, on a line drive to left.

Both pitchers would go deep into this game, Haren went eight innings allowing five hits and two runs; striking out five batters as De La Rosa went nine innings allowing six hits and two runs; striking out five batters.

As the game entered extra innings, the Marlins would send relief pitchers A.J. Ramos (ERA 0.90) out for the ninth with no hits allowed as he struck out two. Sam Dyson (ERA 2.18) pitched the tenth and eleventh with just one hit allowed as he struck out five and then Steve Cishek (ERA 8.22) who would pitch the twelfth and thirteenth innings where the Diamondbacks would score the go ahead run.

Arizona looked to Brad Ziegler (ERA 1.04) for the tenth and eleventh innings of no hit ball, Addison Reed (ERA 5.54) for the twelfth and Enrique Burgos (ERA 4.22) for the thirteenth.

The D-backs scored the winning run in the top of the thirteenth with a RBI double by David Peralta, his eighth double of the season on a line drive to right.

Reed earned his first victory of the season (1-2) and Burgos his first save. Cisheck fell to (1-4) on the season as he was charged with the loss.

Up Next:

The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks will meet for the second game of the series on Tuesday night at 7:10pm.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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