Once again, the Miami Marlins came up big in a series you’d expect them to lose.
Postseason pedigreed opponent? Road series against a winning team? The fact that the Marlins are historically terrible against the Cardinals?
She’s not impressed folks. Neither are the Marlins. Just got no time for that.
The Miami Marlins came up with a huge series victory against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, thanks to a very impressive 6-3 win. On a day where the Dodgers lost as well, the Marlins did their part to make sure they kept some distance between themselves and the other teams competing for that last Wild Card spot.
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Can the offensive hero be someone who didn’t knock in a single run? Because I just don’t how else to describe a three-hit game from Ichiro Suzuki, besides as the final splash of cold water to the face that I’m in some real trouble if I want him to both stay healthy and be looking for hit # 3000 when I’m up in Colorado in three weeks. Christian Yelich continues to love him some Cardinals pitching though, and Giancarlo Stanton put on a baserunning clinic. Though he might not have anything on Miami’s latest call-up, a very fast Yefri Perez.
Marlins starter Adam Conley was solid in just over five frames, notching nine strikeouts against a team that doesn’t strike out a whole lot. Sadly he’d leave with game tied, having to settle for a no decision, largely thanks to a rare Adeiny Hechavarria throwing error. Kyle Barraclough came up huge with five outs of relief, earning the win before passing the baton to the backend of the bullpen.
And now we Stat Wrap:
- Ichiro Watch: Three hits. Count em, and count em down. He’s six shy.
- He also stole his 8th stolen base of the year.
- Not to be outdone, two Marlins stole their first stolen base today.
- Just a season first for Martin Prado. Career moment for Yefri Perez.
- A.J. Ramos picked up his 29th save of 2016.
- Christian Yelich had 3 RBIs on a 2 for 4 day.
- Jeff Mathis had his third multi-hit game of the season.
- He did that three times last season.
- Kyle Barraclough earned his fifth win with his second longest outing of the season, putting up 1.2 IP of scoreless, hitless ball.