The San Diego Padres completed a sweep on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins. In the series, the Marlins scored one total run following on a two game win streak in Philadelphia. The hard luck loser in this game was Ricky Nolasco who was brilliant but fell to 2-4 on the year due to the inept offense. Miami is now 10-25 on the season
Nolasco struck out nine in seven innings of work with the lone run coming in the sixth frame. The Padres managed four hits and one walk against the Marlins’ ace who was in total command at times. Despite the four losses and a losing record, Nolasco has a very respectable 3.72 E.R.A this season. Mike Dunn worked the eighth with a perfect inning of relief to keep the deficit at one.
The Marlins compiled five hits with only one extra-base hit, that off the bat of Miguel Olivo for his second double of the season. Without many opportunities, the Marlins went 0-3 with runners in scoring position. All series long, the Marlins struggled to bring in runners. In this game, they struggled to even get those runners on base.
Miami has a day off on Thursday before starting a series in Los Angeles on Friday. Jose Fernandez is scheduled to make the start.