Consecutive wins for the Miami Marlins have been rare as of late. But the Fish were locked in against the Mets last night; they routed New York 13-0. The night was highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton, who, in his second game back from knee surgery, homered twice and collected four hits.
Miami’s headline over the past week has been the hit streak of Jose Reyes. Reyes had hit safely in 25 consecutive games entering Wednesday’s contest. He wasted no time extending his streak when he homered in his first at-bat. The 26-game hit streak is the longest of Reyes’ career.
Giancarlo Stanton crushed a two-run shot in both the first inning and the fifth inning. He doubled in the fourth and singled in the ninth to raise his average to .290. Last night’s performance made it clear why Stanton was Miami’s All-Star selection. It was a shame he could not represent the team in Kansas City last month.
Gregg Dobbs padded his stats with a two-run homer. And Bryan Petersen came through with a three-run triple to give the Marlins a 10-0 lead in the eighth.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched five innings, allowed four hits, and shut out New York. He earned his third win of the season. Ryan Webb and Chris Hatcher each pitched a pair of innings to seal the victory.
Josh Johnson will start today at Citi Field as the Fish try to sweep the Mets.