National League Game Summary - San Diego at Miami|
(Saturday, July 28th)
Final Score: Miami 4, San Diego 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Nathan Eovaldi brought some Hollywood flair to
South Florida as he won his Marlins debut, 4-2, over the San Diego Padres.
Eovaldi (2-6), who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday,
held the Padres to one run on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. He
also struck out five.
Despite changing coasts and jerseys, Eovaldi remained hot. Over his last four
starts, he is 2-1 with a 2.67 earned run average.
"He pitched well. He has a great arm," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said
about Eovaldi. "Besides having a great arm, he knows how to pitch. I'm very
happy with what he did today."
Jose Reyes homered to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, as the Marlins
snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in their
last 10 games.
Ross Ohlendorf (3-1) lost for the first time this season after allowing three
runs on four hits and two walks in six innings.
Yonder Alonso picked up two hits and drove in a run for the second straight
night, as the Padres dropped the middle installment of this three-game set.
Emilio Bonifacio got the Marlins started with a leadoff walk in the first
inning. He stole second and came around to score on Carlos Lee's base hit.
Eovaldi helped his own cause when he legged out an infield single in the third
inning. Reyes drove him home with his two-run home run down the right-field
The Padres wasted a chance with runners at the corners in the fourth, but
finally scored off Eovaldi in the sixth. Chase Headley and Yasmani Grandal
singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Alonso laced a double to
the right-field corner to plate Headley and end Eovaldi's night. Edward
Mujica, however, entered and diffused the threat, inducing a fielder's
choice and striking out Everth Cabrera to end the rally.
"We had some opportunities and we didn't cash in," Padres manager Bud Black
Justin Ruggiano's home run in the seventh off Alex Hinshaw gave Miami a 4-1
lead. It also marked the first time in 10 games the Marlins have scored more
than three runs.
The Padres were able to pick up a run in the eighth inning after Carlos
Quentin doubled. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Grandal's
Steve Cishek put the Padres away in order in the ninth to nail down his fourth
Reyes hit his fifth home run of July, the most he has hit in a month since he
tallied five in June 2010...The Marlins have won four of five against the
Padres this season...Miami snapped a nine-game home losing streak against San
Diego...Ohlendorf has recorded three straight quality starts for the first
time since August 7-18, 2010...Eovaldi was acquired with Scott McGough from
Los Angeles for Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate...The Padres went 1-for-9 with
runners in scoring position and stranded seven...The Marlins went 1-for-3 with
RISP and left two on base.
07/29 02:27:22 ET