Yamamoto extends scoreless streak as Marlins handle Cardinals
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[June 19, 2019]
In just his second major league
appearance, Jordan Yamamoto extended his scoreless streak to 14
innings, leading the Miami Marlins to a 6-0 win over the host St.
Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Yamamoto (2-0) allowed just two hits and two walks in seven innings,
striking out seven and keeping his ERA at 0.00.
Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson hit home runs to lead Miami's
offense. Castro's solo shot was his fifth homer of the season.
Anderson's two-run blast was his eighth homer of the year.
But the big story was Yamamoto, who also beat the Cardinals last
Wednesday. He is the first Marlins pitcher ever to beat the same
team twice in one week.
On Tuesday, Yamamoto threw just 33 fastballs but 66 breaking
pitches. He struck out three batters on his slider, two on his
fastball and one each on his curve and changeup.
Yamamoto set the Marlins record for most consecutive scoreless
innings to start a major league career with 14. The previous record
was 10, set by Josh Beckett in 2001.
Jack Flaherty (4-4) took the loss, allowing four hits, one walk and
three runs, striking out eight over seven innings.
Miami opened the scoring in the fifth. Castro, leading off the
inning, got a 1-0 slider and pulled a hard liner to left, stopping
at second because he wasn't sure it went over the fence. The
umpires, though, immediately waved him around the bases.
Castro's homer, which had an exit velocity of 105.6 mph, ended
Miami's scoring drought at 18 innings.
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Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) pitches during the
fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Busch Stadium. Mandatory
Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
The Marlins extended their lead to 3-0 in the seventh. Garrett
Cooper hit a leadoff double, extending his hit streak to 11 games,
and Anderson followed by reaching out and pulling a home run down
the left field line. He hit a 1-2 slider from Flaherty.
Miami went up 6-0 in the eighth. The biggest blows were Miguel
Rojas' RBI double and Cooper's run-scoring single, which plated two
runs, the second coming across on an error by Marcell Ozuna in left.
Marlins reliever Sergio Romo entered the game with two outs and the
bases loaded in the eighth, getting Paul Goldschmidt to pop out.
Romo then pitched a scoreless ninth to end the game.
--Field Level Media
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