Sep 21, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (13) is helped to his feet by trainer Sean Cunninghan (left), manager Mike Redmond (right), and third base coach Brett Butler (back) in the seventh inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Ballpark. The Nationals won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the 2nd to last edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins recap. The Good: Kike’s catch; the Bad: we lost; the Ugly: we got swept. With all that said, let’s jump into the full recap.
Since Giancarlo Stanton went down on September 11th, the Marlins have been looking for a replacement in right field. Between Garrett Jones, Reed Johnson, and today Enrique Hernandez, the Marlins have been looking for a glove replacement for Stanton. Kike might have proved his case today. In the top of the 4th with a person on 1st with no outs, Kevin Frandsen lined a ball into right field that looked like it was going to drop; but Kike coming out of nowhere made an amazing catch and then followed it up by pulling off a double play by throwing the guy out who was on first. He may not have Stanton’s power, but he sure knows how to use that glove.
The Marlins fall to the Nationals 2-1, what can be worse than that? Well…
This loss gives the Nationals the 4 game sweep. We’re not saying the Marlins didn’t put up a fight. They did lose 3 of the 4 games by only 1 run. Anytime you get swept in 4 it is ugly, but I am proud of our Fish for putting up a fight.
The Marlins return to Marlins Park September 23rd for their final home series. If you’re anywhere near Marlins Park I implore you to go see a game and root on our Fish. Until then, as always, let’s go Fish!