Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 3/23/12

Jose Reyes hit his first homerun of the Grapefruit League during Friday’s 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.  It was the fifth time the Miami Marlins had matched up with the World Champions this Spring.   The loss extended the Marlins’ streak without a win that dates back to last Thursday.    Overall Miami is now 7-9 in the Grapefruit League.

Carlos Zambrano started and did not pile up the strikeouts for a change and was ineffective overall.    In four and a third innings on the mound, Zambrano allowed two runs on five hits.    He walked four which contributed to an increased pitch count and an earlier than planned exit from the game.   Non-roster invitees Gary Glover and Robert Ray combined for two and two third scoreless innings.     Mike Dunn and Edward Mujica also put together a scoreless frame a piece.   Glover, Mujica and Ray have allowed zero earned runs this Spring.

Reyes’ blast came in the eighth inning off Kyle McClellan who figures to hold a prominent role in the Cardinals’ bullpen.   It was Reyes’ second hit of the day as he improved his Spring average to .333 after starting off slow.   There were very few substitutions in this game with only the pitcher’s spot being replaced.   Aaron Rowand’s attempt to make the team took another hit as he went 0-4 with two strikeouts.   Chris Coghlan who remains an option for a reserve outfield job went 2-4 and lifted his Spring average .280.

On Saturday the Marlins will play the Boston Red Sox.   Starting for Miami will be Wade LeBlanc while the Red Sox will counter with Felix Doubront.

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