The Miami Marlins were unable to build off of an exciting win in their previous game as they fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Sunday.
A day after a walk-off win in ten innings, the Marlins fell behind early and stayed behind for the remainder of the game. The loss was the fourth in the last five games for Miami and also gave the Reds a win of the four-game series.
Jacob Turner had been pitching well as of late but struggled in this one and was unable to stay in after the fourth inning. Turner allowed five runs on nine hits in his four frames and also walked two. Turner is now 4-7 on the season and remains in danger of losing his rotation spot to another arm such as Brad Penny.
After Turner exited, Sam Dyson entered and gave up two runs of his own. Both were unearned though the reason for that was an error by the pitcher himself. Dyson ended up going three innings and took one for the team by throwing 48 pitches.
Dan Jennings also had an extended outing two innings of scoreless relief. The left-hander who usually only throws one inning threw 31 pitches in this game.
Jeff Mathis who has seen regular playing time as of late had another good game with two hits including a double and a run batted in. Garrett Jones hit his 12th home run of the season in the eighth inning to narrow the deficit.
The Marlins are off on Monday before opening a series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The scheduled starter for Miami is Brad Hand.