13-Game Interleague Winning Streak Comes To An End
The Marlins couldn’t overcome Shin-Soo Choo and Yu Darvish last night as they were shutout by the Rangers 6-0, ending their 13-game winning streak in interleague play.
With the loss, the Marlins also fall 1.5 games back of the Nationals for first place. However, the team is currently tied for the second wildcard spot with the Dodgers.
The story in this one was Yu Darvish, but here’s how Jacob Turner pitched last night. Not well.
Turner allowed 5 earned runs on 6 hits and 1 walk as his record on the season fell to 2-4 and his ERA rose to an unsightly 6.38.
If Turner had enough innings to qualify for the ERA title, he would have the worst earned run average in the Major Leagues by far.
The Rangers got the scoring started early in this one, as Choo delivered a bases clearing double in the bottom of the third and proceeded to score on a wild pitch by Turner to make it 4-0.
The Rangers would then score single runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, but all Darvish needed in this one was one run.
Surprisingly, despite seeing Darvish take perfect game and no-hit bids through 8 2/3 innings twice so far in his young career, this was his first career complete-game shutout.
Even from the opposition you have to appreciate what this guy has brought to the game of baseball.
Darvish On Throwing First CG Shutout:
The Marlins have another off day today but Nate Eovaldi (4-2, 3.27) is scheduled to start tomorrow’s series opener against Jeff Locke (0-1, 5.11) and the Pirates.
Of course, should Eovaldi have to leave the team if his wife goes into labor Marlins No. 1 prospect Andrew Heaney could get the call.