Halfway to the weekend everybody. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday in Miami sports.
Heat win Wade’s final game:
The Miami played host to the 76ers last night. Before the game, Dwyane Wade was honored with a video. Miami dominated the game from the early going, leading 34-20 after quarter one. By halftime, the Heat were up by ten, 62-42. The Heat continued their dominance into the third and fourth quarters, and wound up winning 122-99. The game was a must-win for Miami to keep their playoff hopes alive. However, it was mainly dependent on the outcome of the Charlotte and Cleveland game. Charlotte pummeled Cleveland, 124-97 and the Heat’s playoff hopes died. D-Wade went out with 30 points in his final home game. Although, Miami is out of the playoffs, their final game is tonight in Brooklyn against the Nets. Tip-off is at 8:00.
Marlins blanked by Reds:
The Fish were in Cincinnati last night, facing off with the Reds. Jose Urena looked to get back in the win column, however the Reds had other plans. A two-out single from Eugenio Suarez gave the Reds a quick 1-0 lead in the first. Another RBI single in the third made it a 2-0 Cincinnati lead. A two-run homer in the fourth made things 4-0 for the Reds. Urena’s final line: 5IP 8H 4ER 3BB 4K.
Then, the wheels fall off the bus. Bottom sixth, Chen in for Urena. Winker singled to right, however an error on Peter O’Brien allowed the Reds to go up 6-0. The scoring didn’t stop there. Still sixth inning, Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer to extend the lead to nine. A batter later, Eugenio Suarez goes deep to make it an even ten run lead. Next batter, Scott Schebler goes deep to make it an 11-0 Reds lead. An inning later in the seventh, Kyle Farmer hits a three-run shot to extend the lead even more the Reds to 14-0. And Cincinnati would go on to win by that score of 14-0. Miami’s offense was held in check thanks to great pitching from Reds’ starter, Luis Castillo. He pitched seven innings of shutout ball and struck out eight Marlins’ batters.
Jose Urena takes the loss and drops to 0-3 on the season. However, all the blame can’t be placed on him. Wei Yin Chen’s final is even worse.
Chen: 2IP 7H 10R 10ER 2BB 3Ks 4HR
Miami continues their series with the Reds tonight.
Trevor Richards will get the ball for the Fish.