The Good, The Great, and The Offense Marlins Recap 7/6/14


Jul 6, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

How did the Marlins end their series in St. Louis? Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Great, and The Offense. The Good, The Great, and The Offense Marlins Recap 7/6/14As always let’s start with the quick recap. The Good: Marlins won 8-4; The Great: Henderson Alvarez; and The Offense: 8 runs and 16 hits. Those are some impressive Good, Great and Offense, so let’s take a closer look.

The Good:

The Marlins won this game 8-4. Not only did we win the game but we won the series 2-1 in one of the toughest places to win, St. Louis. The Cardinals came into this series hot, but the Fish cooled them down just a little bit. How did we get the win?

The Great:

Alvarez was on fire today. He won his 6th game of the season and the Marlins won their 10th in a row when Alvarez is pitching, a new Marlins record!  Alvarez went 7 innings, gave up 5 hits, 1 run, walked 1 and struck out 3. His pitching wasn’t the only thing he had on fire. Alvarez went 3-4 at the plate with 3 singles and a run to help out his cause. His bat wasn’t the only one alive today.

The Offense:

The game started off with a Casey McGehee RBI single to give the Marlins an early lead. In the 6th Marcell Ozuna singled in 2 more and Jeff Baker singled in another to give the Fish a 4-0 lead. The bats came alive again in the 7th with a Baker RBI single and Jarrod Saltalamacchia 3 run blast to give the Marlins a 8-1 lead. In total the Marlins scored 8 runs and had 16 hits. They may have left 14 runners on base, but they still got the win and put up some great numbers.

Next up for the Marlins are the Arizona Diamondbacks. The series starts tomorrow and ends Wednesday, so let’s root on our Fish! Let’s Go Marlins!