The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good: Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Recap


Here is the recap for the Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros for March 12, 2013. The Marlins lost 9-4 and were losing the entire game. It was a a really bad game for the Fish. That is the basic recap for the game. Now if you you want a run run down on The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good (not that much in this section) then just keep reading. If you can’t stand The Bad or The Ugly, just go ahead and enjoy the game later today. Here are The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good of the Fish vs Astros.

The Bad

We lost plain and simple. There was no challenge to the Astros at any moment in the game. The closes we came was in the the 3rd when we scored four runs to make it 7-4. That is as close as it got. The Astros went on to score a run in the 4th and 6th to make the final 9-4. Any time we lose it is just bad.

The Ugly

Boy there was alot of Ugly! Let’s start with Ricky Nolasco. Ricky gave up back-to-back home runs to Carlos Pena and Brett Wallace in the first inning. Then gave up a 2 run homer to… Matt Dominguez. Name sound familiar? Well it should because he was part of the trade last year that brought Carlos Lee to Miami. In the 3rd he gave up his 4th Home Run of the game to Jason Castro. Finally getting out of this inning with a performance that doesn’t not make many people feel easy about opening day… gaving up seven runs, eight hits, four homers in three innings while walked two and striking out four. In total the Marlins pitching gave up 5 Home Runs and 9 runs in 9 innings.

Mar 12, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher

Ricky Nolasco

(47) throws a pitch to Houston Astros left fielder

J.D. Martinez

(14) during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Good

We did have some good at bats. Kevin Kouzmanoff had a 2 run Homer in the 3rd. Finishing the day 2-4 with a Homer, double and 2 RBI. Donovan Solano went 2-3 with a double a RBI and a run. Gorkys Hernandez finished the game 2-3 with a run.

Here is the real good. It is just a Spring Training game. Spring Training is a time were players work to get back into season form. IS this going to happen in the season. Probably  There are 162 games in a season all 30 teams will have at least one game like this. This game is not an out look to what the Marlins season is going to be like. I like Spring Training game (if I didn’t I wouldn’t drive 2 1/2 once a week to catch a game.) I go to Spring Training to watch baseball and have a good time. If the Marlins lose they lose. I’ll start to worry about winning and losing when the season starts. Enjoy the rest of Spring Training!

Up Next: The Miami Marlins face off against the Atlanta Braves tonight. Nathan Eovaldi will go up against Kris Medlin. The game time is at 7:05 PM EST on Fox Sports Florida.