The Miami Marlins encountered their second consecutive loss after falling to the Milwaukee Brewers in extra innings. Miami completed a six-game home-stand and will now depart for a 10-game road trip on Monday.
Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson returned from injury to toss three shutout innings on Sunday afternoon. The veteran pitcher’s playing time was limited to ensure that he has recovered properly. Milwaukee rotated seven pitchers, allowing just six hits in 10 innings. Relief pitcher Drew Rasmussen tallied his first career save after retiring the game’s final batters.
Meanwhile, Marlins pitcher Sandy Alacantara commanded the mound for a career-high seven innings, allowing just one run. Alcantara’s lone earned run came on a 4th inning home-run from first baseman Daniel Vogelbach. Relief pitcher Anthony Bass gave up an eventual game-winning single to outfielder Tyrone Taylor in the 10th inning.
Stepping Up To The Plate
Milwaukee continues to strive despite the absence of former NL MVP Christian Yelich. The Brewers tallied base-hits from five separate batters, including RBI’s from Vogelbach and Taylor. Utility infielder Todd Shaw totaled two base hits to break out of a three-game slump.
The Marlins finished the afternoon with very limited production at the plate. Miami’s lone bright-spot came from outfielder Lewis Brinson. Brinson hit a home-run and went 3-for-4 on Sunday. Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas also notched one base hit apiece. Despite the loss, the team is awaiting the return of key starters Jorge Alfaro and Jazz Chisholm, among others.
Miami will travel to Arizona to kick off a near two-week road trip on Monday night. While the Marlins pitcher remains undetermined, Luke Weaver will start for Arizona.