The Miami Marlins lost two games on Friday, and fell to 4-13 in the Grapefruit League standings.
Miami fell to St. Louis 16-2 in the afternoon, before losing 6-1 to the New York Mets in the evening. The Cardinals jumped out to a huge 9-0 lead in the second inning, and the Marlins never recovered. This was not the first time the Cardinals dominated the Marlins this spring, as Miami’s Jupiter roommate continues to give it trouble.
Trevor Rogers started the early game and allowed eight runs in four innings of work. Rogers had looked good this spring, but this outing inflated his E.R.A to 6.92. Even though spring stats are not important, this appearance is an ominous sign as Opening Day approaches.
Eury Perez got the starting assignment in the night game, and allowed five runs in three innings of work. All five of the runs came in Perez’s final inning on the mound and this could end up being his only start in big league camp this spring. Perez is likely going to be reassigned to minor league camp soon, as Miami starters Sandy Alcantara and Johnny Cueto have returned to the roster.
Jazz Chisholm, Jr. homered in the first game, after entering during the game. Chisholm was working on the backfields prior to subbing into this one. Miami’s center fielder went 1-3, and is now hitting .310 in the spring. Chisholm misjudged a fly-ball in the loss, but has looked more dependable in CF overall.
The Marlins will be back in action on Saturday against the Washington Nationals, with Alcantara getting the start.