Miami Hurricanes crushed by Marlins in exhibition game

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Lewis Brinson /
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The Miami Hurricanes were taken to school by the Miami Marlins 22-2 in an exhibition game on Tuesday afternoon at Marlins Park. Amazingly the Marlins scored all but two of their runs in the first four innings.

The Marlins opened the scoring with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. They added one in the second, five more in the third and eight in the fourth. It was already 6-0 before the Miami Hurricanes scored their two runs in the top of the third inning.

Just when it seemed the Hurricanes would inch closer the Marlins added their five-run third and eight-run fourth. Freshman Chris McMahon made his Miami Hurricanes debut and only lasted 0.1 innings. He allowed five runs on three hits and two walks without a strikeout.

McMahon faced what is the Marlins likely opening day lineup. He spoke about the daunting task of facing the Marlins in his collegiate debut.

"“It was definitely cool to be out there…It was definitely a little intimidating to see big leaguers in the box, but I was just trying to pitch and focus on what I needed to do.”"

The Marlins top-ranked prospect Lewis Brinson led off the game with a home run to open the scoring. Miami received him in a trade that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee. Chad Wallach hit the Marlins only other home run in the bottom of the third.

McMahon discussed the pitch he made to Brinson on the home run.

"“I definitely made a mistake on that pitch…My first two pitches were not close and I was just trying to get one in there and he turned on it. They’re good hitters and that’s why he’s on a big league team. I’ve just got to make better pitches.”"