BETTING À DAY
Quebecer Charles Leblanc does not know the desired debut in major league baseball, on the collective level, while the Miami Marlins lost again, Saturday in Chicago, where they were defeated 4 to 0 by the Cubs.
In the loss, the 26-year-old athlete still managed one of five hits for his team, hitting a double at the expense of the pitcher starting with crowd favorites Drew Smyly in the seventh inning.
Smyly (4-6) easily secured the victory, allowing all five strikes to the opposition's safe place, while striking out four on strikes, in six and two-thirds innings on the mound.
Since playing his first major league game on July 30, Leblanc has only tasted victory once , a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. In the duel of the day, he again witnessed the offensive failures of his teammates. Again, the Marlins were unable to score more than three runs.
On the winning side, P.J. Higgins homered solo, while Nico Hoerner, Willson Contreras and Seiya Suzuki produced the other runs for the Cubs.
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez (7-7) was the one who allowed those four runs, giving up nine hits and two goals on balls to Chicago batters. He was finally retired after five innings of work.
Leblanc and the Florida team will have another opportunity to put a little positive in a rather difficult season, Saturday and Sunday, by completing their series against the club of Illinois.