Chen just did it again.
The Miami Marlins engaged in a 14-inning pitching duel with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, but failed to win their first series of the season. Wei-Yin Chen allowed his fifth home run in the same number of innings pitched this year off the bat of Jean Segura, and the Phillies took the third game of the series, 3 to 1.
The Marlins, who scored 10 runs on Saturday night, came back to their old ways scoring only once in 14 innings, with only four hits. Marlins’ lonely run came thanks to Brian Anderson’s solo shot. One of the positive news of this series…
The other one, was José Ureña, who finally had an ace-like start, allowing one run in seven frames.
However, all the effort by Ureña, Steckenrider, Anderson, Kinley and Conley was not enough to get the win.
And then, there was Chen.
The owner of the worse contract in Marlins’ history had allowed 10 runs in his last appearance, in a blowout against the Reds.
His ERA got better after Sunday’s inning of work, despite getting rocked by McCutchen and Segura (McCutchen hit a moonshot foul ball right before hitting it to the wall before Segura’s homer).
How much more time will the Marlins wait to release Chen?
They sent O’Brien down because he wasn’t hitting.
They better pay Chen and give another young arm an opportunity to work in the majors.
Jarlin García and company are waiting for their call…