The San Francisco Giants fought through a temporary rain delay and constant inclement weather to defeat the Miami Marlins 4-3. The defeat served as the Marlins third loss on their West Coast trip, handing the Giants a series lead 0f 3-1.
Giants pitcher Logan Webb earned his first win of the season while matching a career-high of eight strikeouts. Webb pitched seven scoreless innings before being replaced by relief pitcher Matt Wisler in the 8th inning. The third-year pitcher is looking to rebound from a rocky 2020 season in which he posted a 5.47 ERA.
Marlins reliever Ross Detwiler appeared in his first start since September 2019, pitching an abbreviated 1.2 innings. Although he was credited with the loss, Rule-5 draft pick Paul Campbell threw a career-high 73 pitches while tossing 4 strikeouts. The Marlins chose to sporadically rotate relief pitchers in an attempt to conserve starting pitchers.
Giants Stepped Up To The Plate
Shortstop Mauricio Dubon batted 2-for-4 including a squeeze bunt that drove in second basemen Wilmer Flores. Pitcher Logan Webb followed with the first extra base-hit of his career, bringing two runs home on a triple. Also, Outfielder Mike Yaztremski batted 1-for-2 before having to exit in the 7th inning due to oblique tightness.
Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar has now hit a homerun in three consecutive games, connecting on a two-run homerun in the 8th inning. The Marlins earned their 3rd run of the game on a 2-out RBI single from outfielder Lewis Brinson in the 9th inning. While Brinson’s late game heroics provided Marlins fans with a glimpse of hope, Jazz Chisholm grounded out shortly thereafter.
Marlins ace Trevor Rogers will take the mound on Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Rogers has posted a 2-1 record thus far with a eye-popping ERA of 1.64. The second-year pitcher is striking out 35.6% of the batters he faces this year, nearly double the MLB average of 21%. Meanwhile, Corbin Burns will take the mound for Milwaukee. Burns has been one of the best pitchers in the MLB this season, striking out 40 batters with no walks, accumulating a 0.37 ERA in four starts (2-1).