In the first game of the doubleheader against the Nationals, how did the Marlins stand up against the Nats? Welcome to this edition of The Good, The Great, and The Records. Let’s jump into the quick recap- The Good: The Marlins Win 4-2; The Great: Bats and Pitching; and The Records: Juan Pierre and Steve Cishek. What am I talking about? Well let’s see.
The Marlins beat the Nationals 4-2, taking game 1 of the doubleheader. This brings the series to 2-1 in the Nats’ favor. How did we win?
Today our bats and pitching were spot on. The Marlins had 12 hits and only gave up 4. It all started with a double in the 1st by Christian Yelich which was then was followed by a 2 run shot by Giancarlo Stanton, giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Yelich wasn’t done yet, In the 3rd he blasted a shot over the right field wall to give us a 3-0 lead. In the 7th Donovan Solano sac fly scored Juan Pierre to give us a 4-2 lead. With that offense, the pitching was also excellent today. Our pitching went 9 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 3 SO. The only down side today was Tom Koehler giving up a 2 run shot to Ryan Zimmerman in the 6th. Other than that Koehler got his 4th winner of the season, Mike Dunn got his 17th hold of the season, Chad Qualls got his 14th hold, and Cishek got his 32nd save of the season. All that gave us the win.
Before the season started I said win or lose people need to go to the games because you never know what great moment you will see. Today was one of those days. Today Juan Pierre got his 2,216 career hit which allowed him to pass Joe Dimaggio on the all time hit list. He may be only at 175th on this list but he passed an all time great hitter and a great hall of famer. The record moments didn’t stop there; Cishek converted his 27th save in a row, tying the Marlins all time saves-in-a-row record. What a game!
Next for the Marlins is game 2 of the doubleheader. Beat those Nationals! Till next time… Let’s Go Marlins!