The Good, The .500 and The 62 Marlins Recap 8/17/14


Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (13) after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Is it Sunday? Was there a Marlins game? Are you on right now? That could only mean one thing… Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The .500 and The 62. As always let’s begin with the quick recap- The Good: Marlins win; The .500: our record; and The 62: our win. Let’s read on to find out what all this really means.

The Good:
The Marlins decisively beat the Arizona Diamonbacks. This win also gave us the series 3 games to 1. A big part of the win this game was our bats coming alive; and boy did they. In the first inning not only did Giancarlo Stanton hit a 3 run homer, but Garrett Jones added with a solo shot of his own. At this point we all knew Arizona was in for a long game. Christian Yelich added to the fun of the game by scoring in a run. And then came the 5 run 7th. Between Marcell Ozuna’s 2 run double, Giancaro’s RBI single, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s 2 run single, Arizona was not coming back from this 10-2 deficit. This win puts us 3.5 back from the Wild Card and…

The .500:
Puts us back at .500. Since the All-Star break the Marlins have flirted with being at .500, making it once back on July 29th. This win was very important to us because it puts our wins at…

The 62:
62-62. Why is that important? This time last year the Marlins were 48-76, and only won 62 games all of last year. This team is looking up and not quitting. With only 38 games left this season, not only are the Marlins making a push to the post season but are looking to we’ll surpass their 62 win season of last year.

Marlins baseball picks back up Tuesday with a 2 game series against the Texas Rangers. If you’re in town go and catch the Fish. Until then, as always, let’s go Fish!