This is the type of baseball my Abuelo taught me to love. Welcome back to The Good, The Bad, ;and The Ugly Recap. So here is the quick recap of the game—The Good: the starting pitching, The Bad: we lost 2-1; and the Ugly: Jon Rauch, and our scoring ability. If you want a more in depth recap keep on reading, if not I’ll see you all at the game tomorrow.
Apr 14, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey (45) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Slowey was on point this game. Going 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, and 4 SO. Yes he gave up 9 hits but only one of those turned into a run. He did get in trouble in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th but with great pitching, defense, and help from the bullpen he came out of it giving up only 1 run. Also Chad Qualls came in and gave a good performance too with 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, and 1 SO. That’s where the good pitching stops.
We lost 2-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay and Slowey were both on their A game. This game was a great pitching dual.
Jon Rauch gave up a Home Run to Laynce Nix in the 9th to give the Phillies the lead and the win. However, Jon isn’t the only one to blame. Once again our offense could not produce the runs to help their pitching out. The Marlins went 1-6 with Runners in Scoring Positions and left 5 runners on base. Even a sac fly in the 2ND with Greg Dobbs on third with 1 out would have been a great help, but there was no scoring for him.
Our record isn’t a good reflection of our playing. Our starting pitching has been a good surprise this season, but our bats need to come alive so we can compete in this division. If our pitching continues to be this good I don’t see us being as bad as everyone expects us to be, as long as we are able to score the runs. It now time for the bats to step up and making this team better. See you all next week, hopefully with more good than bad.