San Diego at Miami

San Diego
W: T. Koehler (1-0) L: E. Stults (0-1) S: B. Hand (1)
HR: SD - None   MIA - G. Stanton (2)

Marlins 8, Padres 2 wire reports

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton's home runs can be indescribable for his Marlins teammates.

"Uuufff," was all shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria could come up with after Stanton's latest mammoth shot.

Stanton hit a homer that was pushing 500 feet to lead Miami to an 8-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

His two-run blast traveled an estimated 484 feet to left field, according to ESPN Stats and Info, nearly leaving the stadium and giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead in the first inning

"He absolutely crushed that ball, but it doesn't surprise me," Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler said. "I've seen him hit balls further."

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had three hits and drove in two runs and Adeiny Hechavarria had a career-high four hits for the Marlins, who have won four of five to start the season.

"I think guys are feeling good, they're confident," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We're having fun. We're just going out there and playing."

Tom Koehler (1-0) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and Brad Hand pitched three scoreless innings for his first career save.

Yasmani Grandal and Jedd Gyorko each had two hits for the Padres, who have lost three straight. Eric Stults (0-1) allowed five runs in four innings.

Stanton's second home run got the Marlins rolling and is the longest in the three-year history of the Marlins ballpark.

"It was a good first punch," Stanton said.

He has nine RBI through five games while hitting .350.

Logan Morrison previously had the longest homer in the stadium at 467 feet off Washington's Dan Haren on Sept. 6, 2013.

"Now you can't say Lo-Mo's got a bigger bomb than me," Stanton said. "I thought the one that hit the scoreboard [462 feet against Jamie Moyer in 2012] was equivalent, but sweet.

The pitch wasn't where Stults had in mind.

"I just threw a fastball down the middle," Stults said. "I was trying to throw a fastball in and just didn't get it to my spot."

Casey McGehee had two RBI pushing his total to 10, which is the most by any Marlins player in the first five games of the season. McGehee had a sacrifice fly as part of a three-run third inning to stretch the lead to 5-0 and had an RBI single in the eighth to cap the scoring for Miami.

The Marlins have scored 35 runs in their 4-1 start after finishing last in the majors in runs last season during their 100-loss campaign.

On the other end is San Diego, which has scored eight runs in four games.

"That's something that can get a little bit overplayed," Gyorko said. "We have 700 at-bats coming so you can't look too much into things at this point."

Garrett Jones also had an RBI double and Marcell Ozuna drove in a run for the Marlins.

Hechavarria, known more for his dazzling defensive plays at shortstop, is hitting .579 after hitting .227 as a rookie last season.

"I was just disappointing in my performance last year, that was a driving force into me improving this year," Hechavarria said.

Yonder Alonso and Gyorko drove in the runs for the Padres.

"It's so big in this game to get into a rhythm and they had it going early and we didn't," Alonso said.


Grandal, a Miami native, reached base four times and had approximately 150 friends and family members in attendance.. Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Brandon Albert threw out the ceremonial first pitch.. Marlins 21-year old ace RHP Jose Fernandez (1-0, 1.50) will make his second start of the season on Saturday against Padres RHP Andrew Cashner (0-0, 1.50).

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Players of the Game

A. Hechavarria
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 0
San Diego

J. Gyorko
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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San Diego Padres
Everth Cabrera, SS5010005 .267
Will Venable, CF4000012 .200
Chase Headley, 3B4000011 .063
Seth Smith, LF3100101 .300
Yonder Alonso, 1B4111000 .188
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4021000 .143
Chris Denorfia, RF3010101 .231
Yasmani Grandal, C2020200 .500
Eric Stults, P1000001 .000
   a-Tommy Medica, PH1000003 .167
   Donn Roach, P0000000 .000
   b-Xavier Nady, PH1000011 .000
   Alex Torres, P0000000 .000
   Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
   c-Nick Hundley, PH1000002 .400
a-fouled out for Stults in the 5th
b-struck out for Roach in the 7th
c-flied out for Vincent in the 9th
2B - Yonder Alonso (1, Koehler)
RBI - Yonder Alonso (2), Jedd Gyorko (1)
2-OUT RBI - Yonder Alonso (1), Jedd Gyorko (1)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Will Venable 1
San Diego Padres
Eric Stults (L,0-1) 4755131 11.25
Donn Roach 2322210 8.10
Alex Torres 1100000 0.00
Nick Vincent 1211110 3.86
WP - Donn Roach (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Eric Stults 68-48, Donn Roach 45-30, Alex Torres 9-8, Nick Vincent 16-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Stults 3-6, Donn Roach 4-1, Alex Torres 1-2
Batters Faced - Eric Stults 20, Donn Roach 11, Alex Torres 4, Nick Vincent 5
Miami Marlins
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS5240000 .579
Jeff Baker, 2B3210202 .154
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4112113 .350
Casey McGehee, 3B3112102 .438
Garrett Jones, 1B4221010 .250
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4032010 .313
Marcell Ozuna, CF4001002 .368
Reed Johnson, LF4010002 .333
Tom Koehler, P2000011 .000
   a-Donovan Solano, PH1000000 .000
   Brad Hand, P1000010 .000
a-grounded out for Koehler in the 6th
2B - Adeiny Hechavarria (2, Stults), Garrett Jones (1, Roach), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2, Stults)
HR - Giancarlo Stanton (2, Stults)
SF - Casey McGehee (1)
RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (9), Casey McGehee 2 (10), Garrett Jones (3), Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2 (3), Marcell Ozuna (3)
2-OUT RBI - Casey McGehee (5), Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2 (2)
SB - Adeiny Hechavarria (1, 2nd base off Roach/Grandal)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Saltalamacchia-Hechavarria-G. Jones
Miami Marlins
Tom Koehler (W,1-0) 6722110 3.00
Brad Hand (S,1) 3000320 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 89-56, Brad Hand 39-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 8-8, Brad Hand 2-5
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 25, Brad Hand 12
Game Information
Attendance - 17783
Game Time - 2:37
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Quinn Wolcott, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Brian Knight