The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Recap: Miami Marlins (4-14) vs Cincinnati Reds (10-8) 4/21/13


I promise that one day I will have more good than bad and ugly, and it will happen before the season is over, but that day is not today. Welcome to another edition of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Marlins Recap. If you don’t want to read a lot of ugly, skip this article. Here is the quick recap— The Good: we score 6 runs, The Bad: we lost 10-6, The Ugly: the bottom of the 7th. Here is the full recap.

The Good:

Well our bats somewhat came alive. Chris Valakia went 2-3 with 2 singles, 2 RBIs, and 1 BB. Rob Brantly went 2-3 as well, with a single, double, 1 BB, and 2 runs. Giancarlo Stanton finally got his first RBI of the season in the 9th, but the best hit came in that same inning with Miguel Olivo hitting a 3 run pinch hit Home Run.

The Bad:

We lost 10-6. I really don’t want to write the Ugly part.

Apr 6, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (11) makes a call to the bullpen during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Ugly:

THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH INNING! This was a 2-2 game until the 7th inning. I was enjoying the game really hoping that it would be a great game like the previous day but with us winning instead. The inning started off with Alex Sanabia walking Shin-Soo Choo, followed by a single by Xavier Paul and Joey Votto. That was it for Alex and in came Jon Rauch. He didn’t fare better. Brandon Phillips singled to Stanton scoring Choo, and then Stanton miss played the ball and Paul scored. We are not done yet as there are still no outs. Jay Bruce walked loading the bases for the second time, and Devin Mesoraco singles to left field scoring Votto. Bases are still loaded and there are still no outs. Chris Heisey pops out to second. YAY FIRST OUT! The bases still loaded though. Cesar Izturis pops out to the shortstop. Oh my, 2 outs, are we going to get out of the inning with only giving up 3 runs? This wouldn’t be in the Ugly section if we only gave up 3 runs. Todd Frazier doubles to right field clearing the bases. 8-2 right now person on second and 2 outs. Choo comes back up to the plate and doubles scoring Frazier. Is this inning over yet? It is for Rauch, in comes Tom Koehler. Paul comes up again and doubles scoring Choo. Oh man here comes Votto. What’s that? He struck out? We are out of the inning. Oh man finally after 35 minutes, facing 12 batters, and 67 pitches the inning is finally over! What an Ugly inning.

I have no closing for this game. It was a bad game. Here is hoping we can bounce back in our next game. As always, go Marlins!