Ellis reached first base. The Marlins then had some trouble defensively, and Scherzer walked out of the eighth inning losing 2-1 while allowing just two hits and two unearned runs.
Miami held on to win the game by the same score.
Scherzer, who took the tough-luck loss, dropped down to 8-5 this season Cheap Ireland Jerseys with a 2.09 ERA despite striking out 11 Marlins. The reigning NL Cy Young award winner looks like a major threat to repeat.
The Nationals hold a commanding lead in the NL East, yet they still lose an alarming amount of close games. Most of their problems can be attributed to a shaky bullpen. It will be important for Washington to address that issue before the July 31 trade deadline.
When Reggie McKenzie first came to Oakland in 2012, the Raiders cut Stanford Routt, Kamerion Wimbley, and John Henderson. The team also renegotiated the contracts of Richard Seymour, Carson Palmer, and Michael Huff, clearing cap space and making all three easy to part with in 2013.
Oakland went 4-12 in 2012 and managed just seven more wins in the next two seasons of the McKenzie era, before finally improving and coming away with 19 wins in the last two.
The Jaguars and Browns are still floundering and hoping years of futility are going to yield results soon.
Losing helped all of those franchises net early draft picks, but losing wasn’t the goal. And even though New York’s recent roster moves undoubtedly make the team worse in 2017, it frees up cap space and open room for younger players to compete and be potential stars of the Jets’ future.
The Jets are adamant that they’re not tanking.
“None of us on the team think that we’re going to tank,” running Cheap Jerseys America back Matt Forte, one of the few players over 30, told the Associated Press. “So all I have to say about that is: Bring it.”