The Miami Marlins made things look easy with a 6-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday at Marlins Park.
Miami entered the game on a three-game losing streak following a sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. With the victory, the Marlins are now 13-16 on the year at home and have an overall record of 25-36.
Giancarlo Stanton continued his recent assault of opposing pitchers with his 22nd home run of the year. It was Stanton's fourth home run in as many days and his seventh thus far in June. Stanton leads all of Major League Baseball in home runs and also paces the league with 55 runs batted in.
With a lefty on the mound, manager Dan Jennings gave Jeff Baker a start. The veteran made the most of the opportunity with his third home run of the season. Interestingly, Baker's three blasts have all come in the same games that Stanton has homered.
J.T. Realmuto collected two hits including his eighth double of the year to continue what has been a hot stretch for the rookie catcher. Realmuto has his batting average up to .246 on the season and has also been solid defensively.
David Phelps did more than Jennings could have asked for with eight shutout inning. Phelps struck out six as he improved to 3-3 on the year. The Marlins have several arms returning from the disabled list in the near future, which could send Phelps back to the bullpen.
Jose Urena will once again seek his first major league win on Friday when he takes on the Rockies.