The Miami Marlins had a little 4-3 lead heading into the latter part of the ball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. However, a one-run lead is too much for the Marlins bullpen to handle as the bullpen gave up five runs in the final three innings of the game to cost the team the win, as the Brewers won 8-4.
1. Bullpen blows lead: Wade LeBlanc started the game but was replaced by Ryan Webb after six innings. Once Webb left, reliever Mike Dunn did not get a single batter out, as Norichika Aoki singled home Nyjer Morgan to tie the game, thus blowing the lead for the Marlins. After that, Carlos Zambrano would come into the game only to allow another run to cross the plate. The following inning, Chad Gaudin replaced Zambrano and got one out before a Jeff Bianchi three-run home run that sealed the Marlins’ fate.
2. LeBlanc solid: LeBlanc got the call to start the game for the Marlins and churned out a solid effort even in the no decision. He pitched in six innings allowing three runs on five hits including a home run to Aoki. LeBlanc struck out one batter and walked one batter as well.
3. Stanton hits No. 30: Giancarlo Stanton continued his tear this season, hitting his 30th homer of the season. This is his second straight year with 30 home runs and his third straight with 20+ home runs. Stanton continues to be the lone bright spot on a Marlins roster that had so much hope this season. He is now tied with the Los Angeles Angels‘ Mark Trumbo for ninth in the majors in home runs.
The Marlins continue the series with the Brewers Wednesday as Nathan Eovaldi (3-4, 5.03 ERA) takes on Wily Peralta (0-0, 9.00 ERA).
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