The Marlins shut out the Nationals 7-0 on Wednesday evening, thanks in part to outfielder Giancarlo Stanton robbing Brian Goodwin of a home run to end the game. Adrian Sanchez had singled with two outs to bring up Goodwin. On a 1-2 count, Goodwin lifted an 82 MPH change-up out to right field. Stanton tracked the ball, timed his leap, and caught the ball before it could land beyond the fence.
At the plate, Stanton went 1-for-5 with an RBI double. He’s now hitting .272/.367/.586 with 33 home runs, 74 RBI, and 76 runs scored on the season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request.
Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after hearing arguments.
Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year in arbitration instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal.
He followed former Atlanta teammate Dansby Swanson in going to a hearing in consecutive years. Swanson, a shortstop, lost in 2021 and won last year, then signed a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
The last player to win hearings in consecutive years was pitcher Trevor Bauer against Cleveland in 2018 and 2019.
Fried, a 29-year-old left-hander, went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2021, Fried pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.