Miami Marlins Go B2B, Then Walk Off Crew at Marlin Park

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 06: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins singles during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 06: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins singles during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins have the worst record in the National League. The Milwaukee Brewers have the best. It didn’t matter for Bryan Holaday, who hit a walk-off RBI-single into center field in the bottom of the 10th.

Jose Urena was pulled out of the game just one out from a quality start. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. Brad Ziegler (1-5, 4.50) earned his first win of the season with an imperfect, but scoreless 10th inning for the Miami Marlins.

Game Story

Lorenzo Cain singled home Eric Thames for a third-inning lead against Urena. Jesus Aguilar (23) went deep in the fourth to double the Brewers lead.

Bryan Holaday halved Milwaukee’s lead in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly to score JT Riddle. In the seventh, the Marlins teed off of Josh Hader in the form of back-to-back home runs. Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson each knocked solo shots out of the park to give the Fish a 3-2 lead.

In the eighth, Travis Shaw ended Drew Steckenrider‘s scoreless streak at 19 2/3 innings. He singled into right field to score Christian Yelich.

After forcing the extra inning, the Brewers loaded the bases on a Cain walk, a Yelich single, and an intentional walk of Shaw. With one out, Ziegler induced Brad Miller into an inning ending double play.

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In the bottom of the frame, Miguel Rojas was hit by a pitch with one out, then Cameron Maybin drew a walk. The two pulled off a daring double steal to put them both in scoring position. It was clever because the important run obviously belongs to the lead runner. Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham, who collected the first two hits of his major league career, tried to throw out Maybin at second. His attention divided between the two runners, he attempted to throw out the faster runner of the two on a more difficult throw. Holaday, who had thrown out a runner earlier, laced a single into center field to score Rojas with the winner.

Hitting

  • Castro is again approaching .300, now sitting just one point shy after a two-for-five game.
  • Anderson also went two-for-five after his first day off of the season.
  • Martin Prado was two-for-five as well, and is now up to .225.
  • Riddle was two-for-four with a walk, and has his average up to .276.
  • Maybin was two-for-three with two walks and two stolen bases, and is now hitting .239.

Pitching

  • Urena put 59-of-98 over the plate. He earned a 50 GameScore, narrowly edging out counterpart Chase Anderson‘s 49. He also snagged a 105MPH comebacker to start a double play in the fifth.
  • Javy Guerra made his first major league appearance of the season, whiffing two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
  • Kyle Barraclough pitched the ninth and didn’t allow a baserunner. He collected one strikeout.
  • Ziegler’s win was his first since April 22nd, 2017. He appeared in 87 games between victories.
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 04: Brad Ziegler #29 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Marlins Park on July 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Tomorrow

Pablo Lopez (1-0, 5.73) will make the start opposite Jhoulys Chacin (7-3, 3.63). Game starts at 7:10PM EDT.

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