Marlins’ Braxton Garrett gets tagged for 6 runs in loss to Rockies

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – There are going to be losing stretches throughout a 162-game schedule and Skip Schumaker’s Miami Marlins (53-46) are experiencing just that, with their latest loss being 6-1 Friday night to open a three-game weekend series at loanDepot park vs. the Colorado Rockies (38-59).

Marlins left-handed pitcher Braxton Garrett was roughed up all night, coughing up two two-run home runs and a solo shot, as well. Garrett has pitched poorly in the month of July, allowing almost six runs per start.

Jean Segura was the lone Marlin to finish with a multi-hit game.

The two clubs met May 22-25 at Coors Field, with Colorado coming out on top in three of the four games.

Time to panic?

Maybe the All-Star Break came at a terrible time for the Marlins, who have now fallen a season-high seven straight times. Once upon a time, the team was 13 games above the .500 mark.

Home run party for Rockies

The Marlins really did not have a chance Friday night, falling in a quick 2-0 hole in the top half of the first. Colorado’s lead would increase the very next inning due to another two-run homer.

On Deck

Prior to first pitch Friday, Skip Schumaker confirmed to media members that right-hander Johnny Cueto will get the nod for Miami Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Cueto’s previous start came at the very beginning of the season, where the 37-year-old coughed up two home runs in an inning vs. Minnesota. The Marlins lost that contest, 11-1.

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