Miami Marlins (1-0)
4, St. Louis Cardinals (0-1)
Josh Johnson (1-0, 0.00 ERA), Kyle Lohse (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
MIA 7 hits, 1 error (Stanton, 1, fielding), 3 LOB
STL 6 hits, 0 errors, 9 LOB
(MIA Away) @ Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida; March 5, 2012; 1:05PM ET start
The first Spring Training bout for Miami and the St. Louis Cardinals came with ease for the Fish on Monday, March 5th, with DH Greg Dobbs leading the Fish to its first victory branded as the Miami Marlins
, delivering a 3-3 day with a solo homer and three RBI's.
RHP Josh Johnson started, throwing 1.2 innings and allowing 2 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk. "You think about it [on returning to pitch more] a lot," Johnson said. "You think about that all the time, what it's going to feel like. Yesterday, I went to the [Honda Classic] golf tournament to get my mind off it." Johnson was removed halfway through the 2nd inning with 2 outs due to pitch count. Miami went through 7 pitchers, as did St. Louis. Newly-acquired LHP Wade LeBlanc (H,1) took over for Johnson in the 2nd inning, and left the three runners Johnson left on base stranded. He also went a hit-less 2.1 innings, while striking out 3. RHP Chad Gaudin, Gary Glover, Jose Ceda, Chris Hatcher, and LHP Dan Jennings finished up the game following LeBlanc. Hatcher had the more interesting outing of the 7 pitchers, as he gave up 3 earned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 0.1 inning. Jennings (S, 1) would finish up the game with an allowed hit, a strikeout, and a groundout.
Kyle Lohse went 2 innings for St. Louis, allowing only 1 hit- the homer to Greg Dobbs- and striking out 2. Following Lohse, 6 pitchers appeared for the Cardinals; RHP Brandon Dickson, Trevor Rosenthal, LHP Nick Greenwood, RHP Joe Kelly, LHP R.J. Swindle, and RHP Victor Marte. Dickson struggled the most, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits, along with 2 strikeouts in his 2.0 innings.
Greg Dobbs pushed the Marlins' offense, with a 3-3 performance tagged with a solo homer, and a 3-run double in the 4th, along with another double in the 6th. Gaby Sanchez followed up Dobbs' two-run double with an RBI single, as he went 1-2 today with a strikeout. 3B Hanley Ramirez and RF Giancarlo Stanton also went 1-2 today, and SS Donnie Murphy went 1-3 with a single.
TOMORROW (SPLIT SQUAD):
-Derek (Source: Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com [GO