There was a scary moment for the Marlins in the eighth inning Friday night when third baseman Placido Polanco got plunked in the back of the head with a pitch. He left the game under his own power.
Luckily, it appears Polanco is fine.
"It seems like everything is fine as of right now, which is a big relief anytime somebody gets hit in the head," manager Mike Redmond said.
"They evaluated him when they took him into the training room and he didn't show any signs of concussion. He should be fine. But we're going to monitor him day-to-day."
> Redmond thought Nathan Eovaldi, lit up for a career-high 12 hits and nine earned runs, might have been tipping his pitches Friday.
But Eovadli said otherwise.
"I looked at the video and I didn't see anything like I was tipping my pitches," he said. "The first inning they were working the counts real well. I really feel like I located the majority of my pitches the first inning. Just tip your cap.
"They put hits together and hit the ball well. Third and fourth inning I was working the count and missing right down the middle. When that happens -- especially the way they're swinging the bats -- that's tough luck."