MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers at Marlins Park on September 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Hero of the Game: Gorkys Hernandez (.192 WPA)
Goat of the Game: Mike Dunn (-.237 WPA)
Play of the Game: Norichika Aoki doubled to left (Fly). Nyjer Morgan scored (.237 WPA)
Marlins lose the second game of this four game series on Tuesday night. The bullpen gave this one up. The trio of Ryan Webb, Mike Dunn, and Carlos Zambrano failed to keep a one run lead in the top of the seventh. Then in the eighth, Chad Gaudin gives up a three run home run that put the game away for the Brewers. The star for Milwaukee in this one was Aoki who finished two for five with three RBI. Ryan Braun had two hits himself. The Marlins will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound on Wednesday night.
Another Homerun for Giancarlo
Slumping a bit, Stanton goes two for four on this night including a 436 feet home run in the forth inning. As I am sitting there watching the game, I could see the big guy make constant adjustments. And while his slump might have only lasted five games, there is still an outside chance he might be able to pass Ryan Braun for the home run title. We'll see.
Terrific Debut for Ramos
Earlier in the day, A.J. Ramos was called up from Double-A Jacksonville. He has been a dominant reliever for the Suns this year posting a 1.44 ERA in 55 appearances. He also led them in saves. Nevertheless, Ozzie brings him in to pitch the top of the ninth. Check out the part of the order he is facing: Weeks, Braun, Ramirez. Even if the game was out of reach for the Marlins (down four runs), you don't want to harm this young guy's confidence by feeding him to the wolves. Instead, Ramos strikes out the side! Weeks of the looking variety, and both Braun and Ramirez strike out swinging. Masterfully, he mows down three great hitters for the Brewers. Way to validate the club giving you a chance.