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Live Game Thread: Rockies vs. Marlins, March 31st (Opening Day)


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  • ehsank24

    I am so ready for this game!! #LetsgoMarlins

  • ehsank24

    First live game thread of the game, hope for a great turnout.

  • ehsank24

    IT’S TIME!!!

  • ehsank24

    Let’s end this 2-game Opening Day losing streak tonight.

  • ehsank24

    Olga’s in the house tonight!!

  • ehsank24

    This game needs to get going already.

  • ehsank24

    There’s Olga!

  • Travis Honeycutt

    Howdy, folks.

    • ehsank24

      Welcome Travis

  • ehsank24

    Fernandez not missing a ton of bats in this first inning.

  • ehsank24

    1st and 2nd off Fernandez, bringing up Tulo. Just one out,

  • ehsank24

    Fernandez dialed that up to 97, wow.

  • ehsank24

    Strikeout number 1 for Jose on the season!

  • ehsank24

    D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G

  • ehsank24

    Salty out to talk to Fernandez.

  • ehsank24

    Morneau putting on a good battle.

  • ehsank24

    1 inning in the book for Jose Fernandez in 2014.

  • Chris Logel

    Good to see Fernandez battle and get out of the inning without giving up a run

    • Travis Honeycutt

      And only 17 pitches too. I see a <10 pitch 2nd coming.

  • ehsank24

    Who gets the first hit of the season for the Marlins?

    • Travis Honeycutt

      Me, when I get MLB 14 the Show tomorrow.

  • ehsank24

    Yelich goes down looking.

  • ehsank24

    Two up, two down for the Marlins in the first.

  • ehsank24

    De la Rosa is scared!

  • ehsank24

    Full count to Stanton

  • Chris Logel

    Agree about the pitch count

  • ehsank24

    Strikeout number 2 for Jose!

  • ehsank24

    Nice snatch by Fernandez.

  • ehsank24

    All he does is throw strikes!

  • ehsank24

    9 pitch inning, two strikeouts.

  • ehsank24

    Trio of Marlins make their debuts this inning.

  • ehsank24

    And the Marlins mistake of hitting Jones against lefties begins.

  • ehsank24

    Jones, predictably, goes down swinging.

  • ehsank24

    Love Eduardo Perez’s humor.

  • ehsank24

    And that’s another K for Fernandez. 4 K’s for Stanton so far.

  • ehsank24

    Strikeout # 5

  • ehsank24

    There’s #6

  • danzyl

    jose in 2014 will quickly become like Pedro in 99

  • ehsank24

    Anyone know if this Fernandez kid can pitch in the majors?

  • danzyl

    seems like it, kid’s got potential

  • danzyl

    now there’s that power

  • ehsank24

    Fernandez has a -1.36 FIP

  • ehsank24

    Marcell Ozuna :)

  • danzyl

    That’s the thing about Ozuna, if he gets a hold one it can go a long way. Its just making contact is the hard part

  • ehsank24

    Jose lacking effort on the groundball….bench him

  • ehsank24

    Yelich down swinging for the second time, but it’s 1-0 Marlins after 3.

  • danzyl

    Dan the Man is a good omen

  • ehsank24

    Defense by Hech was amazing there.

  • ehsank24

    K #7 there.

  • ehsank24

    Back-to-back singles for the Rockies with two outs.

  • ehsank24

    Through 4 scoreless innings for Jose Fernandez

  • Chris Logel

    Great start so far

  • ehsank24

    Stanton homer coming this inning.

  • ehsank24

    Damn, just missed that one.

  • ehsank24

    Back-to-back two out walks for the Marlins. Let’s hope Salty makes them pay for it.

  • ehsank24

    Salty missed a pitch right down the middle, fouls it off. Pitch #20 coming up.

  • ehsank24

    Salty strikes out for second time.

  • ehsank24

    Through 4 innings, 1-0 Marlins.

  • ehsank24

    55 strikes, just 9 balls.

  • ehsank24

    That was a strike…..

  • ehsank24

    Strike out #8

  • ehsank24

    Fernandez one K away from tying Marlins Opening Day record.

  • ehsank24

    Five shutout innings for Jose Fernandez.

  • ehsank24

    Be aware of the Jose Fernandez trade jokes tomorrow.

  • ehsank24

    Marcell Ozuna is on fire today.

  • Chris Logel

    This game is going the way that many Marlins games will go this year. At least they are setting the expectations right off the bat.

  • ehsank24

    2-0 Marlins after a Hech single drives in Ozuna.

  • ehsank24

    Why make Fernandez bunt with 2 strikes?

  • ehsank24

    Well nvm, that worked.

  • ehsank24

    Hope to see Yelich have a good AB here. First two didn’t go well.

  • Chris Logel

    The bottom of the lineup really coming through today.

  • Chris Logel

    De La Rosa is really sweaty…

  • ehsank24

    I want to see Stanton up with the bases loaded.

  • ehsank24

    Confusing play there, does Hech score or not?

  • ehsank24

    Nope…ball hit Baker, Stanton up with the bases juiced.

  • Chris Logel

    No where to put him!

  • ehsank24

    Stanton infield single, 3-0 Marlins.

  • ehsank24

    McGehee with a three-run double! 6-0 Marlins #OpeningDay

  • ehsank24

    Tulo plays Salty’s grounder perfectly. Marlins up 6-0 after 5.

  • Chris Logel

    Man they are looking good right now!! They are playing with a confidence that was missing last year.

  • ehsank24

    CarGo with a beautiful swing…wow

  • ehsank24

    K #9. Jose could be done after 6 solid innings.

  • ehsank24

    3-3 night for Ozuna. May have a chance for the cycle.

  • ehsank24

    Dobbs with a single, bases loaded for Yelich!

  • ehsank24

    Three K’s for Yelich. Not a good first game.

  • ehsank24

    Baker with a sac-fly, 7-1 Marlins.

  • ehsank24

    Onto the 8th inning, Marlins 6 outs away from being over .500 for the first time in a long ass time.

  • ehsank24

    Brad Hand into pitch.

  • ehsank24

    Two quick outs for Hand. 4 more outs for the Marlins.

  • ehsank24

    Nasty strikeout by Hand of CarGo.

  • ehsank24

    Hech with a three hit game.

  • ehsank24

    Three more runs in the 8th, Marlins have 10 runs tonight after averaging 3.2 last season.

  • ehsank24

    Marlins win! Good night, folks.