With the Marlins dropping ball games nearly every day in the month of June, they have had to get very creative to be able to come up with new ways to lose. They had their most inventive moment yet Sunday night in the series finale with the Seattle Mariners. Tied at 1 in extra innings, Steve Cishek uncorked a wild intentional walk pitch to Carlos Peguero that sailed wide right, and Dustin Ackley scored the deciding run.
The Fish have dropped their 13th one-run game in a row.
Anibal Sanchez had a good start for the Fish as he tossed six innings and gave up just one run on eight hits, while striking out six. The lone run he allowed came courtesy of an RBI single by Brendan Ryan, which scored Doug Fister, who had doubled.
Fister showed off on the mound as well as at the plate. He lasted eight innings and shut out the Marlins through seven, until Omar Infante's RBI double tied up the game in the eighth.
The Marlins bullpen held the Mariners scoreless until the tenth inning. Randy Choat gave up a double to Ryan, who moved to third on Miguel Olivo's sac fly, and Cishek couldn't execute the intentional walk to Peguero. After Ryan scored, Cishek struck out Peguero, who he'd been trying to walk intentionally, and struck out Jack Cust to end the inning, but the Mariners had the lead.
Just when you think things couldn't get any worse...