OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29: Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins celebrates with Emilio Bonifacio #1 of the Florida Marlins after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on June 29, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
And he was. Ricky pitched his second career complete game shutout, to deliver the Marlins their fourth win this long, ugly month.
Ricky looked shaky in the first when he loaded up the bases on two singles and a walk, but he pitched out of it, and settled down, allowing just five hits and two walks in his nine innings.
The Fish didn't bother with small ball against Guillermo Moscoso. Instead, Hanley jacked a 2-run homer in the first inning, and Logan Morrison added a solo shot in the third to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead. The offense decided to take the rest of the night off, but with Ricky going the distance, it was enough for the win.
June ends today. But hopefully, for the Marlins, it ended last night.