Remember Moment 131 when I said that there would be many more great pitching performances by Marlins in All-Star games?
Feb 27 2012, Jupiter, FL, USA: Miami Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson (55) during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports.
Well… Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we present moment 127. The Day is July 13, 2010 and we are at the 2010 All-Star game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
We enter the bottom of the third, and on the mound is the Marlins own Josh Johnson. The first batter he faces is Carl Crawford. Carl doesn’t stand a chance as he lines out to the third baseman. Next up is Ichiro Suzuki. He is a very good batter to say the least, but not today as he goes down swinging. Two outs, one more to go and up comes the Captain, Derek Jeter. Josh sends the Captain down looking for the third out of the inning!
We head now to the bottom of the fourth and still on the mound is Josh Johnson. His first batter? Miguel Cabrera! What does Miggy do? He grounds out to the third baseman and is thrown out at first! Next batter up is Josh Hamilton! Does he crush it? Nope! Single? Don’t think so! Double? Try again! Not a triple? Not even close! He hits a fly ball to the left fielder for out number two. Next up is Vladimir Guerrero. Mr. I batted .300 and crushed 29 home runs in 2010. You know what he did? He lined out to the first baseman. Josh pitched two perfect scoreless innings! What a game by Josh and the National League goes on to win the game 3-1. What’s next for the countdown? Join me next time and find out. Let’s Go Marlins!