Marlins Swept At Home Despite Beauty From Eovaldi

The Marlins were swept by the Braves on Sunday even though Nathan Eovaldi allowed only 2 runs in 8 innings

By Larry Walansky
|  Monday, Jun 2, 2014  |  Updated 6:55 AM EDT
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Nathan Eovaldi pitched extremely well but came away with a no decision

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The Miami Marlins were swept by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in a 4-2 loss. The sweep came at a Marlins Park, and was the first sweep of Miami at home this year.

Nathan Eovaldi could not have done much more than he did but it still was not enough. Eovaldi allowed only a pair of runs in eight innings of work. The right-hander walked none, allowed six hits and struck out four. The game was tied at two when Eovaldi exited so he came away with a no decision.

In the ninth, closer Steve Cishek was brought in to keep the game tied but he was unable to do so. Evan Gattis hit a go-ahead two-run home run off Cishek. It turned out to be the game winning blast when the Marlins were unable to come back. Cishek fell to 4-2 on the season with the loss.

The Marlins scored both of their runs in the second inning and on one swing. Marcell Ozuna provided that swing with his 10th home run of the season. It was a two-run home run and gave Ozuna 35 runs batted in this year. 

Garrett Jones continued to swing a hot bat with his 14th double of the year while Christian Yelich added his ninth two-bagger of the season as well. Yelich also swiped his eighth base of the year.

The Marlins will try to turn things around on Monday when the Citrus Series gets underway. Randy Wolf will be on the mound to take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

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