On Saturday, the Cardinals and the Marlins had a 13-7 offensive show at Marlins Park. Would Sunday’s game be the same or would I get the pitching dual that I want? WELL… welcome to this edition of Marlins Recap: The Good and The Great. Let’s begin with a quick recap- The Good: Marlins won 7-2 and took the series 2-1 and The Great: the starting pitching and offense was amazing! Without further delay, let’s see how this all happened.
The Marlins had a convincing win of 7-2, never trailing in the game. The the closest the Cardinals ever came was 2-1 in the 3rd. This win also gave the Marlins the series going 2-1 against the best team in the National League.
During this game we saw a solid performance from Ricky Nolasco who went 7 innings, only giving up 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, and struck out 4 to earn his 4th win of the season. Ricky’s contribution to the game didn’t stop there, he also got on base twice by walks to help the Marlins’ offense. Juan Pierre started the game off with a single that would turn into a run from a single from Justin Ruggiano, which also scored Giancarlo Stanton. Pierre’s production continued in the 4; with 2 outs Pierre singled to score Placido Polanco and Jeff Mathis to give the Marlins a 4-1 lead. Speaking of Polanco, he double in the 6th with 2 outs to score Ruggiano and Adeiny Hechavarria to give the Marlins a 6-1 lead. Speaking of Hech, he singled in the 7th which scored Derek Dietrich to give the Marlins a 7-1 lead. After all that, with bases load in the 9th and the Marlins leading 7-2, in comes Steve Cishek to strike out Matt Holliday to earn his 9th save of the season!
Was this the pitching dual I wanted? Not even close! But the Marlins won and that is what’s important. Until next time, enjoy the week and as always… Let’s Go Fish!