The Miami Marlins scored a whopping 10 runs Sunday, and they were all attributed to two Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers.
Miami came out with a boom by slugging two home runs and scoring four in the first inning off Josh Collmenter, and the Marlins added another run in the fourth before the Diamondbacks starter was replaced.
For as bad as the final score looked, Arizona was actually knocking on the door for a little while. The D-backs scored two runs in the sixth inning and had runners on the corners before Alfredo Marte flied out to center field.
The team was down just three at that point, but Miami struck again in the bottom of the seventh off reliever Randall Delgado, who allowed three runs to score before he was pulled after only getting one out.
Delgado left two runners in scoring position, and both scored when catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled off Bradin Hagens.
Arizona would score one run in the top of the ninth, but it was not nearly enough as the club lost to the Marlins 10-3, winning only one of the four-game series at Marlins Park.
Here’s a look at Sunday’s blowout by the numbers:
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Between Collmenter and Delgado’s poor showings, left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa threw two scoreless innings for the Diamondbacks while striking out one and allowing just one hit. His ERA is now 2.37 with the strong appearance.
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Rookie third baseman Jake Lamb drove in the second run of his career with a sixth-inning single that brought Arizona to within three runs. Lamb went 1-for-4 in the game and now has seven hits since being called up in early August. His batting average is now .219.
It was the fourth time this season that Collmenter has allowed five or more runs in an appearance. The right-handed starter only lasted four innings, and he gave up seven hits to go along with the five runs. Collmenter also walked one while striking out four. His two homers allowed now put him at 17 surrendered on the season, which is second-highest behind Wade Miley for most on the staff.
Five earned runs were attributed to Delgado, which are the second-most he’s allowed all season. (The six he gave up in Colorado on April 4 came in four innings of work.) The 24-year-old right-hander only recorded one out and allowed three hits and two walks in the seventh inning Sunday. His ERA jumped to 6.00 with the poor outing.
Rookie outfielder David Peralta got the first hit of the game — a first-inning single — and then his sixth stolen base of the season, which is fifth-highest on the team. The right fielder finished 1-for-4 from the plate in the contest.
First baseman Mark Trumbo continued his strong play of late. He went 2-for-3 in the game with one walk and his eighth double of the year — which gave him his 36th RBI. Trumbo has recorded a hit in 12 of his last 13 games, and he is batting .333 in August.
Second baseman Cliff Pennington recorded his ninth multi-hit game of the year by going 2-for-5 Sunday. He also scored one run and is now hitting .280 on the season.
The last time Arizona gave up double-digit runs to an opponent was 11 games ago — a 12-2 loss to Kansas City, which was the first of a three-game sweep. Sunday was the third time since the All-Star break that the Diamondbacks allowed 10 or more runs to their competitor.
The Diamondbacks lost the series 3-1 and are now just 4-8 over their last 12 games — dating back to the aforementioned Kansas City blowout. Ariozna is still fourth in the NL West despite dropping to 53-71 with the loss.
Center fielder Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a bunt single in the sixth inning. He later drove in a run with another single for the Diamondbacks’ final run of the game. The RBI was his 14th of the year, and he is now batting .266 after going 2-for-5 Sunday.