Pitchers Let Marlins Down in Second Straight Loss

The Marlins lost on Saturday due to ineffective pitching as the staff combined to allow nine runs

By Larry Walansky
|  Sunday, Jun 1, 2014  |  Updated 5:43 PM EDT
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Pitchers Let Marlins Down in Second Straight Loss

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Jacob Turner fell to 1-3 on the year with Saturday's loss

The magic of playing at home appears to be wearing off for the Miami Marlins as they lost to the Atlanta Braves for a second consecutive day on Saturday.

The final score of the game was 9-5 and it was the 10th loss of the season for the Marlins at Marlins Park. Miami still leads Major League Baseball in home wins with 20, but the San Francisco Giants with 19 are creeping close to taking the top spot.

Jacob Turner was tagged with his third loss of the year by allowing five runs on seven hits in only five innings on the mound. Turner looked in control for the two innings before everything unraveled for him beginning in the third inning. The right-hander struck out four and walked four forcing him to throw 90 pitches in the short outing.

It was a busy day for the bullpen with five relievers seeing action over the last four innings of the game. A.J. Ramos has the toughest day amongst those pitchers when he allowed three runs while only retiring one batter. Ramos walked three while on the mound and extended the Atlanta lead right after the Miami offense had reduced it to only one run.

Casey McGehee picked up his 12th double of the year and also had two runs batted in to give him 34 on the season. Christian Yelich tripled for the fifth time this season as part of a three-hit day. The left-fielder also scored a pair of runs and walked once.

Defense continued to be a problem for Miami with another three errors being charged to the team. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (8), Adeiny Hechavarria (6), and Garrett Jones (7) picked up an error each.

The Marlins will look to avoid the sweep on Sunday with Nathan Eovaldi on the mound.

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