The Miami Marlins Mets topped Friday night as New York failed to capitalize on their limited offensive opportunities.
Behind five innings off Jesus Luzardo, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jorge Soler, the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday night.
Skip Shumaker, the 11-year-old veteran, landed his first managerial job last October when he was hired to replace Don Mattingly. The 43-year-old spent last season as a bench coach in St. Louis.
“I know that goes on my record, but they won that game,” said Shoemaker. “The players win games, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Lozardo (1-0) scored five goals and allowed two hits while having four walks in his first start of the season. The 25-year-old left-hander had a 3.32 ERA with a 30-percent strikeout rate in 100 1/3 innings last season.
The Marlins Mets led 2-1 Friday night as New York failed to take offensive opportunities
Colorado Rockies 4-1 San Diego Padres
Left-hander Kyle Vreeland put up a stellar defensive performance while holding San Diego with three hits in six scoreless innings and Charlie Blackmon hitting a two-run penalty in the Colorado Rockies’ 4-1 win over the Padres Friday night.
The Rockies won their first two games of the season against the Padres, who have World Series aspirations after reaching the NL Championship Series last year. Not only did the Padres get off to a rocky start, but they were booed for the second night in a row at Petco Park.
Vreeland (1-0) produced a thrilling performance by retiring Austin Nola in the opening fifth. Nola hit a weak chopper down the third base line and Vreeland jumped off the mound, gloved the ball, lined a two-out, made a quick spin and threw to first baseman CJ Cron, who made a gentle stretch to retire the runner. Vreeland ended up sprawling face down in sloppy territory.
He sat behind the mound for a few minutes and coach and manager Bad Black examined him. remained in the game.
Freeland, who went 3-1 in five games against San Diego last year, shut out the Padres and frustrated the superstars at the top of the lineup. Xander Bogaerts led in the sixth inning but was erased by Manny Machado’s double play to end the inning.
The Bogaerts hit a sacrifice fly from former Padres closer Brad Hand in the eighth.
The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with three hits and a walk against Nick Martinez (0-1). Ezequiel Tovar edged past fifth and was aboard Blackmon’s impressive putt to the right with two out. Martinez allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings.
Former Padres guard Pierce Johnson made the ninth with his first career save.
Left-hander Kyle Freeland put in a stellar defensive display while holding San Diego with three hits
Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Los Angeles Dodgers
Kyle Lewis hit a ground-breaking homer in the eighth inning, and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night.
Linebacker D used three batters in a row to open the inning against Alex Vesia (0-1). After Nick Ahmed dropped to third, Evan Longoria doubled into the left field corner. That’s what made Lewis, who sent a 383-foot shot to left of center, making it 2-1.
The Dodgers had the hook and signal forward on base with two outs in the eighth. Miguel Vargas walked and caught second on a wild pitch by Scott McGough before James Ottman walked. But Miguel Rojas lined out the glove of shortstop Ahmed to end the threat.
Mookie Betts drew a lead against McGough in the ninth minute. It was erased when Freddie Freeman decided to pick a player at first against Andrew Chaffin, who had a first save. Will Smith made a pit stop before Max Muncey flew to left to end the game.
Dre Jameson (1-0) got the win with four runs in relief. He hit five and walked three.
Kyle Lewis hit a leadoff homer in the eighth inning as Arizona won
Cleveland Guardians 9-4 Seattle Mariners
Stephen Cowan became just the second player in Cleveland history with five RBIs in either of the first two games of the season, and the Guardians capitalized on three Seattle errors in a 9-4 win over the Mariners Friday night.
Cowan had a double and two groundout singles to go along with a sacrifice fly, and the guard rebounded with 13 hits after being shut out by Seattle on Opening Day.
Larry Doby in 1953 was the only other player in Cleveland history to have five RBIs in one of his first two games.
Cowan’s soft double in the fourth ended the night for Seattle starter Robbie Ray and gave Cleveland a 5-3 lead. Ray (0-1) made his failed debut of the season after looking great in spring training, walking five times and scoring just 10 points on 91 pitches.
Cowan followed up a run later with a two-run leadoff single on a 3-2 home run off Trevor Gott.
Cleveland also benefited from a combination of bad luck and poor defense by Seattle that resulted in five unearned runs.
Stephen Cowan had a double run single and two hits to go along with a sacrifice fly
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