Jul 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (right) reacts in the dugout during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
On a night in which fans were bidding on a fantasy auction for different packages they could purchase, the Marlins were unable to successfully bid on a victory. Throughout the first couple innings of the game, fans were probably thinking that they would be witnessing yet another great pitching duel, as both starters did not allowed a base hit. Unfortunately, the Marlins good pitching fortune ran out in the top of the third as Jacob Turner suddenly began to struggle. The top half of the third for Turner was definitely one that he would’ve liked to forget. The Mets were able to put together a very impressive inning, getting four hits, while driving in three runs.
Despite the strong run by New York in the third, the Marlins were able to battle right back into the game in the fourth inning. It all started with Giancarlo Stanton’s leadoff double. Ed Lucas, who has been money while having runners on scoring position this season, tripled to center field, driving in Stanton. The Marlins were also able to get a bit of luck as Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner hit second baseman Donovan Solano prior to walking Jake Marisnick. The luck really took over for the Marlins as they had bases loaded with two outs and pitcher Jacob Turner batting. As we all know, pitchers aren’t exactly the best hitters. The same rule clearly applies to Turner; however, Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla somehow bobbled Turner’s ground ball, scoring both Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano.
The Marlins offense continued to drive in runs, scoring 2 more runs in the 6th off of a Jeff Mathis single, scoring both Ed Lucas and Jake Marisnick.
With a two run lead heading into the seventh, Mike Dunn came in to pitch for the Marlins. It didn’t take long for the Mets to figure out Dunn. Dunn faced just two batters, giving up a leadoff double to Eric Young Jr. and a RBI single to Daniel Murphy. After a terrible outing, Mike Dunn got the boot, with A.J. Ramos coming in to relief him of his duties. Over the course of the season, Ramos has been money for the Fish, unfortunately, he had an off night. Ramos allowed two runs; however, only one of them was earned.
Despite making the ball game interesting in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton was unable to drive in Juan Pierre from third, grounding out to the second baseman.
This was a tough loss for the Marlins, as they had the game in their hands. The Marlins look to rebound tomorrow night, sending Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face Zack Wheeler, one of the few promising young righty’s on this New York Mets pitching staff.
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