Marlins starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw almost got them into the list again. He struck out on the side in his first inning; he then repeated the same in the second. In the third inning, he still made a strikeout and got two-strike count against Lewis Brinson. But he finally spoiled the record by hitting a smooth ground ball to the shortstop.
Miami Marlin went down against Los Angeles Dodgers for the second time blowout. Dodgers hit two runs in the first inning and then made two more runs across the final eight innings to secure a 9-1 victory over Miami.
The gap between the Miami Marlins and Dodgers is so vast. Dodgers are among the best in the National League while Miami is the worst. This became evident on Wednesday when Los Angeles piled up 15 runs at Marlins Park.
Dodgers were all over, both at the plate and on the mood. Kershaw played perfect game into the fifth inning and Los Angeles made four more runs entirely off pitcher Elieser Hernandez. Then in the top of seventh, Miami went to the bullpen 6-0 down.
Now, with a month remaining in the regular season, Dodgers Wednesday victory has made them cling in the NL West down to 22. On the other hand, Marlins are now more than 25 games behind Atlanta Braves in the NL East and more than 18 games in the wild card spot.