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The walk-off is undoubtably the most exciting play in baseball. It ends the game and usually creates celebration on the field making ballplayers feel like kids again.
In a recent stretch of no fun, anger, and disappointment, the Marlins needed a walk-off. And last night, they received it from Justin Bour, who’s one out double drove in Dee Gordon, lifting Miami to a 5-4 victory over Boston in 10 innings.
My favorite part of this moment was the celebration, which can be seen below.
I find it incredible that Marlins players celebrate this moment as much as they did. These past few weeks, I can’t remember seeing a smile out of any Marlin during a game.
What I have seen is frustration. What I’ve heard and read is miscommunication and anger within multiple parts of the organization. I’ve heard fans using no such positivity when the Marlins are in discussion.
Little do I blame these people, for this may be the worst season in franchise history. But for me, and for most fans, last night’s walk-off was pretty cool.
From Around the Web:
Marlins expected to pursue veteran manager — Scott Gelman, Fish Stripes
Dan Jennings is likely headed back to the front office. Although the Marlins do not have a desire to discuss the managerial situation publicly, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the organization is expected to pursue a veteran manager once the season ends.
Jackson adds the Marlins are “operating under the belief there will be a new manager next season,” and that Jennings hinted to Laurence Leavy (Marlins Man) he would not be managing again in 2016. (Read More Here)
Yelich Day-to-Day with knee injury — Steve Wilaj, MLB.com
MIAMI — Miami outfielder Christian Yelich was scratched from the Marlins lineup with a right knee contusion prior to Tuesday night’s 5-4 win against the Red Sox. He’s listed as day to day.
Yelich, 23, sustained the injury in Sunday’s 4-1 win in Atlanta while climbing the outfield wall to try to rob Jonny Gomes‘ seventh-inning homer.
“We just felt like giving him the night off after yesterday’s [off day] hopefully will help it heal up much quicker,” manager Dan Jennings said. (Read More Here)
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