Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #84 Florida Underdogs


Jun. 19, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Detailed view of an official major league baseball and double bubble gum wrapper in the Miami Marlins dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For most of the Marlins’ existence they have been considered underdogs, but somehow someway they seem to pull off the impossible. With that said, for moment 84 we bring you the Marlins vs. the Diamondbacks on July 9, 2009.

The Diamondbacks did not take it easy on the Marlins this day. They scored 7 runs and were up 7 to nothing going into the 6th inning; but what are the Marlins if not resilient. The Marlins started off the top of the 6th with a Dan Uggla single that was followed up by a Jorge Cantu home run to bring the score to 7-2. Cody Ross grounded out and then Jeremy Hermida smacked one over the wall to make the score 7-3; and the inning ended with the next two batters getting out. In the seventh inning up came and Alex Gonzalez who started us off with a triple, and was brought home by a Chris Coghlan’s double. The score was now 7-4.

This is where we have to stop, because something happened in the 8th inning that was so important it also made this list (spoiler it’s tomorrow’s moment). There is an additional reason this game is on the list today- the Marlins go on to win this game which caps off the biggest deficit the Marlins have ever came back from to win a game. This shows why you should never count your team out. Join me tomorrow as see what was so important about the 8th inning in this game.

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