The Good, The Bad and The One Pitch Marlins Recap 8/31/14


Aug 31, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (24) delivers a pitch to an Atlanta Braves batter in the first inning of their game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It might be a little late in the night, but technically it’s still Sunday. With that said, welcome to this week’s edition of the Good, the Bad and the One Pitch. As always let us do this quick recap- the Good: the pitchers; the Bad: we lost; the One Pitch: Evan Gattis. Now with all that said, 
Let’s jump into the full recap.

The Good:

Today’s pitching staff was very much on point; except for one pitch, but we will get onto that later. Between Nathan Eovaldi, Chris Hatcher, and AJ Ramos, our pitchers went 8 innings, gave up 11 hits, one run, one qualm, and whiffed 9 batters. On any other night, this would be a guaranteed win for the Marlins. Tonight on the other hand…

The Bad:

the Marlins lost 1-0. Out bats just didn’t come alive today. Leaving the bases loaded with one out and still not able to score a run just showed how the Marlins offense was able to play today. This game gave the Braves a 2-1 win in the series and keeps the Marlins 3 games under .500. 

The One Pitch:

Nathan only did give up 1 run, but that 1 run is all the Braves needed beat the Marlins. Entering the bottom of the 2nd Gattis came up to bat, Nathan threw one pitch and that’s all Gattis needed to send that ball over the left field wall. After that no Marlins and no Braves would score, but that one pitch was all that Gattis needed.

The Marlins return to the Mets to face New York on Labor Day. If you’re in town go catch this 1:10 Miami game. Until then, let’s go Marlins!