Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Yesterday we talked about the biggest deficit the Marlins have ever come back from to win a game, but we left out the 8th inning. For moment 83 we bring the 8th inning of the Marlins vs. Diamondbacks game from July 9, 2009.
The Marlins were down 7-4 going into the 8th inning. Up to bat first was Jeremy Hermida (wow he’s been on this list 3 times in a row) and he singles to center field. Up next is John Baker who draws a walk. Hanley Ramirez comes in to pinch hit for Wes Helms. Hanley singles to right field to load the bases for Ross Gload. Nope, no grand slam this time but Gload scores Jeremy on a fielder choice to 2nd base, leaving the score 7-5. Up next is Brett Carroll, who smacks a ball out of here to give the Marlins an 8-7 lead, but we are not done yet; four runs so far and more to come. Emilio Bonifacio singles to the shortstop and is safe at first. While Dan Uggla is up to bat, Boni reaches 3rd base on a throwing error, which Dan capitalized on with a single to left field making the score 9-7.
Still not done- Jorge Cantu would reach first safely because of an error throw to the 2nd baseman. Cody Ross would then single in Uggla making the score 10-7. Herimda and Baker then would both drive in runs to make the score 12-7. Hermida would score on a passed ball with Hanley up to bat making the score now 13-7. Hanley would walk and when Gloud came up to bat next he scored Baker on a force out at 2nd for the second out. Carroll would end the inning with a ground out, but not before the Marlins scored 10 runs in one inning! The most runs scored by the Marlins in one inning in Marlins History!
What a game! It took up two moments on this list. Join me tomorrow as we see what other great moments make this list. Until then… Let’s Go Marlins!
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