Miami Marlins Defeat San Francisco Giants in three-time come-from-behind win
The Miami Marlins fell behind 1-0, 4-2, and 5-4 before Brian Anderson and J.T. Realmuto put them up for good. The Marlins defeated the Giants, 7-5 on Monday night.
Evan Longoria opened the scoring with two outs and runners on the corners in the third inning. He singled into center field to score former Miami Marlins outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner kept the Miami Marlins hitless through three innings. The cracks in his armor started to show in the fourth. Brian Anderson clubbed his fourth round-tripper of the season on a 2-1 pitch into right-center field to tie it at one.
Directly following that hit, J.T. Realmuto smacked his 13th double of the season into left field. After Cameron Maybin and Justin Bour each grounded out, Lewis Brinson hit a probable home run to center field.
On review, the play was downgraded to a triple, but either way, Realmuto crossed the plate to give the Miami Marlins a 2-1 lead.
Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen got Bumgarner to fly out to open the fifth, then walked Hernandez on four pitches. Buster Posey singled, and Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI-double to tie the game at two.
Chen then intentionally walked Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford to load the bases, balking home Posey on a balk. He was then was lifted in favor of Brad Ziegler. Ziegler walked Nick Hundley on four pitches to put the Fish in a 4-2 hole. He then struck out Mac Williamson and got Alen Hanson to fly out to end the damage.
Opening the bottom part of the sixth, Anderson hit yet another extra-base hit with a double. Realmuto then hit a single to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Maybin followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3. After a Bour walk, Brinson hit an RBI-single, scoring Bour to tie it at four.
The Giants again took the lead, in the top of the seventh on a Crawford sacrifice fly for a 5-4 lead.
In Miami’s half of the seventh, Yadiel Rivera opened with a walk, then stole second on a JT Riddle strikeout. Rivera scored on Anderson’s third extra base hit of the game, another double to tie it at five. Realmuto followed him with a two-run shot to set what would remain the final score, 7-5.
Anderson and Realmuto each had fantastic nights at the plate, going three-for-four with three runs and two RBI each. Anderson had two doubles and his fourth homer of the season. Realmuto had a single, a double, and his seventh round-tripper of the campaign. Anderson’s average now sits at an NL 10th-best .310, and Realmuto isn’t far behind with a .301 average and a .500 SLG.
Brinson also had a night to remember, going two-for-four with a single and a triple to raise his average to .169.
The rest of Miami’s lineup wasn’t nearly as fearsome from the plate, combining to go 0-for-19 with two walks and one run.
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Chen struck out five in 4 1/3 innings, but allowed four earned runs on six hits and four walks. That’s an in-game WHIP of 2.308. Hardly the stuff on which legends are based. His ERA rose to 6.13. Chen finished with a 39 GameScore and got 53-of-86 pitches in the strike zone. Counterpart Bumgarner had a 43 GameScore despite starting with three no-hit innings. He placed 50-of-91 over the plate.
Ziegler allowed a bases-loaded walk to allow an inherited runner to score, but shut down the Giants after that, getting through the fifth.
Drew Rucinski allowed the Crawford sacrifice fly in the sixth, also allowing a hit and striking a batter out. Adam Conley (2-0, 1.86) earned the win by striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Drew Steckenrider made Pablo Sandoval a sad Kung-Fu Panda…..
and Kyle Barraclough closed out the Giants in a perfect ninth for his third save of the year.
Miguel Rojas demonstrated his usual defensive prowess at any infield position with this web-gem in the ninth inning.
Bumgarner continued to show he’s a bit of a bully by mouthing off at the umpire. The pitch in question was out of the strike zone, and called a ball. MadBum didn’t like that, and gave rookie umpire Jeremie Rehak some parting words as he was relieved in the sixth inning. Bumgarner was tossed, but he was leaving anyway.
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