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The Good, The Great, and The Shut Out Marlins Recap: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves 9/1/13


Sep 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (21) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After finishing up August with an 8-20 record and a 6 game losing streak, could the Marlins start the month of September off on a good note? Welcome to September 1st‘s The Good, The Great, and The Shut out of September. Let’s start off with the quick recap- The Good: We won; The Great: Our Bats came alive; and The Shut Out: We won 7-0! Without further delay let’s see how the Marlins started off September with a bang!

The Good:

We beat the Atlanta Braves, ending our 6 game skid. This win also prevented the Braves from sweeping us. Let’s talk about how we won shall we?

The Great:

Boy did our bats come alive today! After finishing the month of August with only 86 runs, the lowest in team history, we put up 7 runs on the Braves! The Fish also had 13 hits, with five of them coming in the top of the 3rd.  Placido Polanco led the charge going 3-4 with a R and 1 BB. He also drew the first blood with a RBI single in the 1st. He was not alone in regards to scoring; Jeff Mathis went 2-4 with a solo shot in the 2nd and a 2 run double scoring Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas. So the Marlins scored 7, what did the Braves score?

The Shut Out:

That’s right zero, 0, nothing, zilch! After losing by 1 run the last two games the Marlins blanked the Braves with some great pitching by Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi went 8 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 SO, 2 BB, and even though he had 7 H none of the runners could pass 3rd base on him today! Also Steve Cishek continues his hot streak. Shrek went 1 IP, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 H, and still hasn’t allowed a run in his last 11 IP. What a way to shut out the Braves.

The Marlins enter the last month of the season looking for a bright side to this season. As a fan, I’ve seen plenty of great things from this club. This was a great way to start off the final month. Let’s keep it going and finish strong this season. Until next time: Let’s Go Marlins!