Marlins Swept By Braves

The Marlins were swept by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in what was their fourth straight loss

The Miami Marlins lost a fourth straight game and were swept by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

The final score of the series finale was 6-5 Atlanta with Miami fighting all the way back just to lose in ten innings. Atlanta led 5-0 at one point before the Marlins forced extra innings in the ninth. A double from Ichiro Suzuki tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning in what was the All-Star's second hit of the day.

In the tenth inning, Edwin Jackson entered and promptly allowed the go-ahead run to score. Jackson had warmed up several times during the game which may have led to some ineffectiveness.

Jarred Cosart almost did not make it out of the first inning before settling in for a 5.2 inning start. Cosart allowed four runs in the first and five overall. Part of Cosart's problem wad control as he walked six. Cosart would also strike out four n what was a very inconsistent start.

Bryan Morris, Kyle Barraclough David Phelps and A.J. Ramos would combine for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. Barraclough was promoted earlier in the day and took Dustin McGowan's roster spot. Barraclough is known for his high-velocity fastball and the right-hander struck out the side in 2016 debut.

Once again, Miami had its struggles with runners in scoring position. The Marlins went 2-8 in such situations  and left a team total of five men on base. Miami has had little difficulty collecting hits, but has found a lot of trouble at producing timely hits.

Giancarlo Stanton who has been in a slump continued to have troubles with an 0-4 day. Stanton was credited with a run batter in when he was hit with a pitch with the bases load. The slugger has been striking out a high-rate has been chasing sliders on the outside.

Jose Fernandez will get the ball on Monday as the Marlins look to open a series against the Washington Nationals with a win.

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