Sep 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A jersey of injured Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (no pictured) hangs in the Marlin dugout during game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
One of the last Sundays of the season, and before you go and listen to Marlin Family Live, welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Great, and The 9th Inning. I’ve got to go get ready for the show, so let’s jump into the quick recap. The Good: The Marlin Won; The Great: No more games in Philly; and The 9th Inning: a 4 run 9th and Cishek. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s go into the full recap.
We beat the Phillies 5-4! With this win the Marlins prevent the sweep and win the last game in Philly for the Marlins. This is also a big step for the Marlins as this is their first victory since what happen to Giancarlo. The Marlins are glad they are done in Philly.
With this being the last game against the Phillies, and in Philly, the Marlins couldn’t be happier. The Marlins are 3-7 this season against the Phillies on the road. Compared to 4-2 at Marlins Park, the Marlins are glad that they don’t have to return to Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins can take the season series with a sweep of the Phillies at Marlins Park September 24-26. Now how did the Marlins pull off this win?
The 9th Inning:
The Marlins entered the 9th down 4-1, but there is no quit in our Fish. Jarrod Saltalamacchia started us off with a double, and was replace by J.T. Realmuto to pinch run. Enrique Hernandez was then walked, and Adeiny Hechavarria loaded the bases with a single. Jordany Valdespin scored J.T. with a ground ball, and Yelich scored Enrique with a single. The tying score came from a Justin Bour single to bring Adeiny home and put Yelich at 3rd. With 2 outs Jonathan Papelbon threw a wild pitch and Yelich hustled home to give the Marlins the lead. That is all the Marlins needed for Steve Cishek. He may have walked the first batter, and gave up a single to the next batter, but then he would finish strong by striking out the next 3 to get his 35th save of the season.
The Marlins are now heading to New York to finish the season series against the Mets. Keep rooting our Marlins as we try to take this last series from the Mets. Let’s go Marlins!