The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins Recap: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves 8/11/13


Ding dong the streak is dead, the streak is dead! Ding dong the streak is dead, the streak is dead! After ending the Braves’ winning streak with a nail biting 1-0 victory how do the Marlins do in the rubber match of the series? Welcome to another edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Marlins Recap. Let’s jump into the quick recap. The Good: we put up 4 runs on the Braves, The Bad: we lost 9-4, and The Ugly: today’s pitching. Now that that is out of the way, let’s go into the full recap.

Aug 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Ed Lucas (59) celebrates scoring in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Good:

After being blanked the 1st game and only getting one run the 2nd game, our offense put up 4 runs on the Braves! The Marlins got to Mike Minor in the 2nd for 3 runs with a single form Jake Marisnick scoring Ed Lucas and a double from Henderson Alvarez scoring Jake and Koyie Hill. The Marlins got him again in the 6th with a sac fly from Ed scoring Giancarlo Stanton. It just happens to be 4 runs wasn’t enough this time.

The Bad:

We lost to the Braves 9-4 and lost the series 2-1. What was bad about this game is that we led the game at one point 3-0, then 3-1, then were losing 4-3 off a Freddie Freeman 3 run blast, and then ties the game 4-4; but then it just went down hill form there with the Braves putting up 5 runs in a row.

The Ugly:

Today’s pitching for was for lack of a better word just ugly. Alvarez, Dan Jennings, AJ Ramos, and Steve Ames went a combined 8 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 1 HR, and only striking out 6. One of the biggest problems this game was the Marlins pitching letting the lead off batter get on base 5 out of 8 innings. Letting that run get on base without an out will come to bite you and it did this game.

We snapped the Braves winning streak and that’s a great thing. All we can do now is head into Kansas City and take the series from the Royals. Who knows maybe we will even sweep them. Tell next time as always… Lets Go Marlins!