The Miami Marlins fell to 3-9 in June with a 10-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. It was the third straight series the Marlins’ dropped after going over a month undefeated in series played. Miami has now fallen to only one game over .500 and is seven games back of the division lead. The 1-8 homestand for the Marlins also gave them a losing record at Marlins Park.
Ricky Nolasco wasn’t at his best but he also pitched better than the final score makes it seem. A lot of the runs scored by Boston came off the Miami bullpen which struggled all homestand. Nolasco fell to 6-5 on the season after allowing four runs in six innings of work. At 75 pitches, Nolasco could’ve possibly went the distance but was lifted in favor of a pinch-hitter. Chad Gaudin who normally sees extended work in relief was only asked to throw one inning in this game and allowed a run. Randy Choate was next and he had one of his rougher outings as a Marlin allowing four runs while retiring no batters. The scoring didn’t stop there as Ryan Webb also allowed a run in his inning on the mound. Heath Bell and Sandy Rosario would go on to combine for a scoreless ninth as both pitchers needed to get work in.
The Marlins were held hitless until the sixth inning when Jose Reyes hit his second home run of the season. Justin Ruggiano would add the second run batted in on a fielders choice an inning later. Overall, Miami had four hits with the other three coming from Hanley Ramirez, Giancarlo Stanton and Brett Hayes. After the game, the Marlins optioned Chris Coghlan back to AAA New Orleans. The former Rookie of the Year did not play in this game and his replacement has not been promoted as of yet.
The Marlins are off on Thursday before opening the second half of the Citrus Series in St. Petersburg against the Tampa Bay Rays. The scheduled starters are Matt Moore and Carlos Zambrano.