Happy Hump Day, everybody. Here is what you need to know today in Miami sports.
Marlins lose at home: The Fish hosted the New York Mets last night. Miami gave the ball to Jose Urena, who looked to bounce-back from a less than stellar opening day start. However, that was not the case. The Mets jumped all over Urena in the first, collecting five total hits and five runs to go up 5-0. The Fish answered back in the bottom half of the first with an RBI double from Brian Anderson. In the bottom of the fifth, Starlin Castro cut into the lead with a solo shot to center, to make things 5-2. A bases loaded hit by pitch in the seventh gave New York another run. Miami fought back in bottom of the seventh with RBI singles from O’Brien and Brinson. Riddle added another run in the eighth on an RBI ground-out, however nothing would come of it. Marlins lose 6-5.
Urena takes the loss. Here is his final line…
4.0IP 7H 5R 5ER 1BB 4Ks
Miami plays the Mets in game three of the series tonight. Trevor Richards (0-0, 1.50 ERA) will get the start for the Fish, facing off with Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom. First pitch 7:10.
Heat host Celtics: The Heat play host to the Boston Celtics for the final time this season tonight. These two teams faced off on Monday, however it was in Boston. Miami lost 110-105. Both teams are 3-2 in their last five games. Miami will be without Justise Winslow, Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson. Forward, Derrick Jones Jr is listed as day-to-day. Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Marcus Morris are also day-to-day for Boston. The Heat look to split the season series with Boston. The last time these two teams faced off in Miami, the Heat were victorious 115-99. This game is key for the Heat to avoid dropping behind the Magic for the eighth seed, who play the #TankforZion Knicks tonight. Tip off is at 7:30 P.M.
Canes QB battle update: Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator, Dan Enos spoke to media yesterday about the ongoing QB battle. Enos said the QBs are progressing, however they are not at a “championship level”. Enos also told media that the quarterbacks are adjusting to the new offensive scheme and still need work at reading defensive sets. The battle is expected to last throughout the summer training camps, and could very well be a “game-time” decision come fall.