After finishing up August with an 8-20 record and a 6 game losing streak, could the Marlins start the month of September off on a good note? Welcome to September 1st‘s The Good, The Great, and The Shut out of September. Let’s start off with the quick recap- The Good: We won; The Great: Our Bats came alive; and The Shut Out: We won 7-0! Without further delay let’s see how the Marlins started off September with a bang!
We beat the Atlanta Braves, ending our 6 game skid. This win also prevented the Braves from sweeping us. Let’s talk about how we won shall we?
Boy did our bats come alive today! After finishing the month of August with only 86 runs, the lowest in team history, we put up 7 runs on the Braves! The Fish also had 13 hits, with five of them coming in the top of the 3rd. Placido Polanco led the charge going 3-4 with a R and 1 BB. He also drew the first blood with a RBI single in the 1st. He was not alone in regards to scoring; Jeff Mathis went 2-4 with a solo shot in the 2nd and a 2 run double scoring Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas. So the Marlins scored 7, what did the Braves score?
The Shut Out:
That’s right zero, 0, nothing, zilch! After losing by 1 run the last two games the Marlins blanked the Braves with some great pitching by Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi went 8 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 SO, 2 BB, and even though he had 7 H none of the runners could pass 3rd base on him today! Also Steve Cishek continues his hot streak. Shrek went 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 H, and still hasn’t allowed a run in his last 11 IP. What a way to shut out the Braves.
The Marlins enter the last month of the season looking for a bright side to this season. As a fan, I’ve seen plenty of great things from this club. This was a great way to start off the final month. Let’s keep it going and finish strong this season. Until next time: Let’s Go Marlins!