Willis (7-1) improved to 6-0 with a 0.84 ERA in his last six starts, including a one-hitter - the first by a rookie in franchise history - over the
New York Mets
The lefthander, who retired the final eight batters he faced when rain halted play three pitches into the sixth inning, improved to 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA in five home starts.
"My timing was kind of off," Willis said. "I was close, but not as sharp as I have been. That's going to happen, you have to battle through it. It was just one of those days."
Willis extended his home scoreless streak to 26 innings.
"He wasn't quite as sharp as he usually is," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. "But you're happy with the end result. It's unfortunate you couldn't play the nine innings, but that's part of the game."
were disappointed they did not have a better opportunity against their intrastate rival. The game was called after a wait of just under two hours.
"They waited a couple of hours, the weather forecast was terrible. We just can't catch a break,"
"He appeared deceptive with the high leg kick,"
said. "(He) kind of threw you off a little bit. Nothing really fancy, just fastball, curveball. He's the kind of guy if you see him enough, you should be able to get him."
The game was scoreless with two outs in the fourth when Encarnacion doubled to deep left field, driving in
. Lee followed with a two-base hit to left field for a 2-0 lead.
Tampa Bay starter
(0-2) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, but the
lost for the 13th time in 15 games.
"That's the way it's been for us all year," Huff said. "It seems like every game all year long, we've had bad luck - something goes wrong, a bad bounce. ... We just haven't had the horseshoe on our side all year."