Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 3/28/12

Carlos Zambrano had his worst start as a member of the Miami Marlins thus far in Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros.    The loss is insignificant but the worrisome part was the five walks allowed by Zambrano.   With only one start to go before the regular season, the veteran will look to turn things around against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park in five days.

The Marlins had hoped for Zambrano to work deep into the game but due to his wildness, he was only able to last four innings.    The Astros also put together three runs on five hits against Zambrano.   Beau Jones did not fare any better out of the bullpen allowing three runs in only one inning of work.   Jones will not make the team but may serve as pitching depth in the minor leagues.  Wade LeBlanc worked a scoreless inning of relief, and remains a question mark for an Opening Night roster spot.  While his Spring warrants a spot, the team may opt to option him to AAA where he can work as a starter.   Edward Mujica and Rob Delaney worked the last two innings posting a scoreless frame each.

Miami had ten hits in the game which was a welcome sight as the regular season nears after a lackluster Spring offensively.     Most of the regulars had the day off with Omar Infante having the best day of those who did make the trip.  Infante picked up a couple of hits including a double.      Bryan Petersen also had two hits and it looks increasingly likely he will win an outfield reserve role.    In the infield reserve battle, Donovan Solano was 1-3 with a triple while Donnie Murphy was 2-3 with a run batted in.

On Thursday the Marlins will take on the St. Louis Cardinals for the last time before Opening Night.  Starting for Miami will be Anibal Sanchez, he will take on Lance Lynn.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

Blazers fire assistant who said Aldridge was leaving team

Miguel Cabrera lands on DL for first time in his career

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to sign with Spurs


WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

Dez Bryant deal with Cowboys could be announced Monday

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

Mavs solidify future, sign Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

Roy Hibbert likely being traded to Lakers

Watch: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

Report: Packers TE charged with firing a gun in Miami

Kawhi, LaMarcus, the mid-range and the Spurs' next epoch

How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

Bryce Harper flaunts patriotic bat, hits home run

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.