The final score of Miami’s loss to Boston was 7-2 on Tuesday, but the result is insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
Even though Miami fell to 1-3 in the exhibition season, it was a positive day for the club. Trevor Rogers made the start and hurled two terrific innings. The lefty allowed no runs on two hits in his two innings of work. Rogers struck out four and walked none, giving the team some hope that he can regain his form from 2021.
The news wasn’t as good for prospect Dax Fulton however, as he was knocked around during his one inning. Fulton allowed four runs on five hits, while walking one and striking out none. The 21-year old is in camp, but has no actual chance of being on the Opening Day roster. This is just a chance for Fulton to spend some time with the big league coaching staff, and he figures to be one of Miami’s first cuts this spring.
On the offensive side of things, Avisail Garcia was 2-3 with a double and a home run in the loss. Garcia was a massive disappointment in 2022 and is looking for a bounce back season. The veteran is now hitting .400 through two games in the spring, and appears targeted for right field on Opening Day.
In Jazz Chisholm’s second game in the center field, the learning experience continued. Chisholm airmailed a ball to the plate early in the game, which led to a base runner advancing to second. It wasn’t all bad for Chisholm however, as he was credited with his first outfield assist of the spring as well. At the plate, Chisholm was 1-3 with a strikeout.
Miami will be back in action on Wednesday when it hosts the New York Mets at 1:10 P.M. Sandy Alcantara will draw the start for the Marlins.