Yelich Sets Career Highs Offensively In Victory
Christian Yelich led the Marlins offense on Tuesday with four hits and four RBI’s en route to a 8-5 victory over the Rangers on the road.
However, with both the Braves and Nationals winning Monday and Tuesday night, the Marlins have dropped half of a game back of first place in the division.
Marlins Tie Interleague Record:
With the win last night, the Marlins are now 8-0 in interleague play this season and have won their last 13 interleague games dating back to August of last year.
This matches the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (June 9-26, 2004) and the New York Yankees (June 12, 2003- June 10, 2004) for the longest winning streaks in interleague play since the start of interleague play back in 1997.
Back To Game Action:
Tom Koehler got the start and allowed 5 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 5 1/3 innings. On the bright side, Koehler did strike out 7 Rangers hitters over that span.
The Rangers only allowed 5 earned runs as well, but their mishaps on the field cost them the other three runs in this one.
Christian Yelich lead the way offensively as both the leadoff man and run producer Tuesday night, as he went 4-6 out of the leadoff spot with 2 doubles, 4 RBI’s and a run scored.
Yelich’s four hits and four RBI’s were both career highs.
Here’s a recap of his night at the plate:
Redmond On Yelich’s Big Night:
Yelich On Career Night:
While the story was easily Christian Yelich last night, the rest of the team combined for 10 hits and 3 RBI’s, with both Casey McGehee and Justin Bour having three-hit nights.
Casey McGehee now leads the team with a .306 AVG as he continues his resurgence with the Fish after signing just a one-year $1.1MM deal this past offseason. He has proven to be one of the best bargains of the offseason.
The bullpens took over with the Rangers leading 5-4, but the Marlins manager to score four runs off the Rangers bullpen, though only one was earned, while the Marlins bullpen was able to hold the Rangers offense to just two hits over the final 3 2/3 innings last night.
Steve Chisek worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning as well, collecting two strikeouts en route to his 15th save of the season.
Tomorrow, though, the Marlins have their work cut out for them if they plan on setting a new winning streak record for interleague play, as they will send Jacob Turner (2-3 5.93) to the mound to face Rangers ace Yu Darvish (6-2, 2.36).