The Miami Marlins started a ten-game homestand with a 8-6 loss in 13 innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Nathan Eovaldi was questionable for the start as his wife is set to give birth. The right-hander ended up taking the ball however, and did not fare well.
Eovaldi allowed six runs on ten hits in 4.2 innings pitched. The trouble started early and he never seemed able to get into a groove. It's possible that Eovaldi's mind was not completely on the game with his personal situation.
The 24-year old should be able to make his next start as of now, though that could change depending on when his child is born.
Dan Jennings turned in a long effort after Eovaldi exited as he gave the Marlins 2.1 innings. Normally Jennings is not on the mound for quite that long; however he was picking up outs and was also preserving a bullpen that has a long stretch ahead of them without an off-day.
Chris Hatcher worked the next two innings in scoreless fashion in which he allowed only one hit and struck out five.
Steve Cishek came in to pitch in the tenth and struck out the side. A.J. Ramos only needed six pitches for 1-2-3 inning in the 11th. Ramos stayed in for the 12th and had another perfect inning.
Mike Dunn worked the 13th and gave up a go-ahead two-run home run that ended up being the game winner.
In the ninth trailing by four, Miami loaded the bases with one out. After an Ed Lucas groundout brought home a run, the Marlins added two more on a Reed Johnson base-hit.
Stanton would be walked to intentionally to re-load the bases for McGehee. The third baseman walked to tie the game. Marcell Ozuna came up next and struck out to send the game to extra innings
Earlier in the game, the Marlins scored once in the second and then again in the third inning. That run in the third came courtesy of Giancarlo Stanton's 18th home run of the season. The other run batted in was picked up by Jeff Mathis.
Christian Yelich exited the game in the second inning due to a lower back strain and is listed as day-to-day. Rafael Furcal made his Marlins debut and went 0-6 with two strikeouts and a walk.
The Marlins will try to even the series on Saturday with Randy Wolf scheduled to make the start.