Pitching Stays Hot, Marlins Split Series With Nationals

Miami’s train had lost steam, that is exactly how it felt just two days ago. Now, the Miami Marlins appear to be full-steam ahead!

Richards Shows Out, Realmuto Walks It Off

After dropping the first 2 games of the four game series, the Marlins rebounded for a 2-1 win on a 10th inning J.T. Realmuto single (7/28). Trevor Richards got the start in that Saturday night game, though he didn’t get the win, Richards was lights out. The 25-year-old Rookie [Richards] finished the game with a line of 6 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 2 walks, and 8 K’s in a no decision (reliever Brett Graves got the W). That win set Miami up for an opportunity to split the series and attain rare win at the demise of the Nationals.

Urena Bounces Back

Sunday afternoon was another big day for a Marlins starting pitcher! Jose Urena came in laser focused and finished his quality start with a line that boasted 6 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 4 BB’s, 5 K’s and a win. Urena allowed just one hit in 6 innings and the bullpen did just the same over 3 innings of work. Opposite Urena, Jeremy Hellickson struggled mightily against Marlin batters. Hellickson allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in just 4.2 innings. The bats were definitely awake early as Miami scored 2 of their 5 runs in the first 3 innings. Miami would add three runs in the 5th inning, all three runs coming with 2 outs.

What’s Next For The Fish?

The Marlins will head to Atlanta as they get set to begin a 3 game series with the Braves. Game one is set for Monday (7/30) with first pitch scheduled at Sun Trust Park for 7:35pm EST. Tuesday (7/31) and Wednesday (8/1) are both set for the same against the Atlanta Braves. I’ll have previews and recaps available via MiamiSportsWave.com with in-game analysis available via twitter @atbiggers.

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