The game started out as pitchers duel, Josh Johnson was dealing, though missing the strike zone a bit too much early. Sadly, the good Jon Garland made an appearance, and I was hoping for the other one.
Both pitchers had shutouts going through the fifth and then in the sixth, Hanley connected for a home run. Cantu singled and made it to second with a little help and Danny drove him in for a Marlins two run lead. In retrospect, this would have been a wonderful time for Tlaloc to do his thing, but apparently he was stuck in a dinner meeting and couldn't be bothered.
In the seventh after retiring 11 in-a-row Johnson gave up a home run. No big deal, the Marlins still had the lead and that can be worked around. Or at least, that is what I told myself. At that point the new "improved" Marlins defense decided to show their mettle. Bonifacio on a routine grounder made a throw that would have probably traveled all the way to first base, had the game been played on a regulation little league diamond. A single and sacrifice followed and that was all for Josh who left the game with the Marlins leading 2-1.
Pinto came in to save the day, and he did, unfortunately it was for the D'Backs. With his first pitch he hit Montero to load the bases. Then a couple of singles and another fielding error later the Diamondbacks took the lead 4-2. After this point nothing much good happened for the Fish, I'm sure all the math majors in the audience have already concluded that both teams added a run later in the game.
The struggles for the Fish continue.