It’s the first Sunday of the regular season for the Marlins. That means it’s time to bring back The Good, The Bad, and The… For all those returning from last season welcome back and for all those new readers we would like to welcome you too. Let’s start with the quick rundown- The Good: The Marlins take the series; The Bad: the Marlins lost; and The One Pitch: Nathan Eovaldi’s 7th inning pitch. Without any further ado, let’s jump into the game.
The Marlins still took this series 2-1 from the San Diego Padres. Giancarlo Stanton added to his League leading RBI total with a single in the 4th scoring Christian Yelich, which also gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead. That would be the only lead the Marlins had this game.
The Marlins lost 4-2 and couldn’t clinch a sweep of the Padres. Let’s move on and see how the Padres took the lead.
The One Pitch:
Eovaldi started the game off great. In the first 6 innings Eovaldi only gave up 3 hits, no runs, struck out 7, and gave up no walks. That would all change in the 7th. Evovaldi started the inning off right by striking out the first batter he faced. He then gave up two consecutive singles, but got the second out on a ground out. Up came Alexi Amarista. With one pitch the Padres took the lead. Alexi sent the ball over the right field wall to give the Padres a 3-1 lead. The Marlins would score one more run in the 7th off a Jeff Baker double, but the Padres would answer back with a sac fly in the 8th. The Marlins couldn’t come back. One pitch is all it took for the Padres to win the game.
5-2 is a great record to start the season off, and I’m still very excited about this season. Until next week as always… Let’s Go Marlins.