Game Recap: Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays


May 17, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher

Kevin Slowey

(45) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Ah, yes the in-state rivalry.  The historic battle between two teams that compete for market share in the same geographic region.  Historically, the Marlins have the edge here because, well, they have brought two world championships to the state of Florida while the Rays have ran once.

First Inning: I fell asleep, it is my first day back working after being unemployed or four months, did anything happen?  NOPE!

Second inning: Hey look!  The Marlins CAN score!  Justin Ruggiano singles to left field and scores Marcel Ozuna.

Third inning:  Georgia Tech star Derek Dietrich triples to center field and scores Placido Polanco making the score 2-0 Fish.  Chris Coghlan then triples to right field scoring Dietrich and Ozuna.  This is the inning of the triple.  In the bottom of the third the bad guys  will score twice.

In the bottom of the fourth inning the bad guys will score again making the score 4-3 because they just can’t accept the fact that the Marlins are the better Florida team.  Just like my six-year-old son, sometimes they have to learn the hard way, I guess.  The fifth inning was about as exciting as a root canal.  In the sixth inning Chris Coghlan has apparently remembered how to play the game of baseball because he crushes a homer to right field making it 5-3 Fish.  Jamey Wright comes in….HOLY COW!  This guy is still playing?  Yeah, the sixth inning was not exciting except for the trip down memory lane. The inning was a let down as the other Florida team tied the game at 5 all.  If I have to stay up because this game goes into extra innings, I am going to be angry.

The seventh inning was boring. In the eight inning, Greg Dobbs shows why he is my nine-year-old daughter’s hero by scoring Ozuna on a single to left field making the score 6-5 Fish.  Doesn’t matter though, the Rays tie it up at 6-6 in the bottom of the inning.  In the ninth inning, well the Marlins can’t score runs to save their lives.  The Rays pull off a spectacular walk-off win and nobody who reads this blog regularly cares how they pull it off.

Till next time kids.

Go Marlins!!!!