Marlins 5, Dodgers 4: Steve Cishek Not Around To Save Dodgers

A day after collecting about 500 hits, the Dodgers struggled a bit more to string together hits in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins.

After Alex Guerrero scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson homered to help provide the offense.

Carlos Frias was solid and unspectacular again, going six innings and striking out five, surrendering three runs on six hits and a walk. Hard to say he didn’t do his job.

But the Dodgers pushed their luck by starting him in the seventh inning, and he promply gave up a single. The bullpen that has been so good and (surprisingly) rested faltered, with Adam Liberatore giving up back-to-back singles before Chris Hatcher entered and did the same, resulting in three runs that gave the Marlins the lead. That said, I should take this opportunity to mention that getting rid of Hatcher and his 2.07 FIP would be incredibly stupid.

Pedro Baez entered struck out three sitting 97-99 mph, but then threw a 94 mph high fastball to Dee Gordon that was hit for a double and left the game with Stan Conte.

I’m primarily concerned that pectoral might mean shoulder which might mean rotator cuff or labrum. We’ll see.

Back to the game, Steve Cishek is unfortunately not still the Marlins closer anymore and their bullpen managed to close the door.


Oh well, at least Hernandez did this:

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