The last month of the season has come and gone. How did the Marlins do in the month of September? Welcome to this season’s final edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Unbelievable Marlins Month Recap. There is so much to cover this month that we are going to skip the quick recap and jump right into it. So here we go…
Christian Yelich: What a month Yelich had. He was batting .330, had 31 H, 2 HR, and 7 RBI. Don’t forget his speed too as he swiped 7 bases this month. Yelich showed that he should be a big threat in 2014.
Sep 3, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (21) hits an RBI double against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Juan Pierre: This month JP collected his 2,215 career hit moving him pass Joe Dimaggio to give himself sole possession of 175th on the all time hitter list. Will he keep moving up that list next season? Only time will tell.
Mike Dunn: With all the great pitching this month, lost in the shuffle was Dunn who pitched 10.1 innings giving up no runs and holding batter to a .114 average. In the end isn’t that what you want from your bullpen?
The Streak: The Marlins ended the season on a 4 game winning streak, also winning 5 out of the last 6 games. Those last 3 wins…
The Sweep: The Marlins swept one of the World Series favorites, The Detroit Tigers, to end the season. It was a good way to end September, but what about the rest of the month?
The Record: In the month of September the Marlins went 13-15. This didn’t help their overall record of 62-100. A losing record is never a good thing, but this month did have some unbelievable moments!
Jose Fernandez: Jose went 2-0 while posting a 0.64 ERA, but that’s not the unbelievable part. In his last game of the season at his last at bat Jose blasted a shot over the fence for his 1st career homer. The Braves didn’t take to kindly to his “celebration” and had a few words for him which caused the benches to clear. What an unbelievable thing to watch.
Steve Cishek: Steve went a perfect 6 for 6 in save opportunities, but what was most unbelievable about it all was that Steve now hold the Marlins record for most consecutive saves. He can even add on to it next season. Steve got his 28th save in a row this month! What an unbelievable month for Steve!
Henderson Alvarez: What if I told you that the Marlins’ last game of the season was a walk off win against the Tigers, pretty unbelievable right? How about that they also shut them out 1-0, getting more unbelievable, right? Ok let’s top it off with the fact that it was also a no-hitter? Now I’m just crazy! But no, that really did happen! Alvarez pitch a no-no to end the year against the Tigers no less, but what adds to the unbelievableness (just created a new word) is that it was the first walk-off, no-no, since 1952! This game also gives Alvarez NL Player of The Week! What an unbelievable end to the season!
Sep 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (right) greets teammate Jose Fernandez (left) after Alvarez pitched a no hitter against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
What a fun season I have had with these recaps! Whether it has been Good, Bad, Ugly, Unbelievable, Walk-Off, No-No, or Just Weird it has brought me great joy to share these moments with you all. So here is to the 2013 season and to many more Goods over Bad and Ugly in 2014. Till next time as always… Let’s Go Marlins!