Fish Cap: Marlins 6, Brewers 2

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 06: Pitcher Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins throws against the Milwaukee Brewers at Marlins Park on September 6, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Josh Johnson finally reaps the benefits with a needed win as the Marlins had a three-run first to defeat Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, 6-2.

Source: FanGraphs

Attendance,: 18,707

Hero of the Game: Donovan Solano: 3-for-4, RBI (+0.90)

Goat of the Game: Giancarlo Stanton: 1-for-4, 3 K's (-.037)

Play of the Game: Jose Reyes RBI double in 1st inning (+.106 WPA)


Josh Johnson can rest easy tonight knowing he's leaving Marlins Park with a winning decision.

This is the first time in six starts Johnson has won since beating the Nationals on Aug. 3. On Thursday, he helped beat the Brewers 6-2 thanks to a fast first inning.

The rally in the first led off with a Bryan Petersen double followed by Donavan Solano bringing Petersen in with a RBI single. Later, Jose Reyes brought in Solano with an RBI double. Reyes would then score via a sacrifice fly hit by Greg Dobbs.

Johnson (8-11)threw for seven innings and got just as many strikeouts (7). He allowed two earned runs on two separate Milwaukee sacrifice flies in the third and fifth innings. Johnson also allowed four hits while walking two.

Marco Estrada took the loss for the Brewers, putting his record to 2-6. He went five innings allowing four runs (all earned), while giving up seven hits and striking out five.

The Marlins are on their last thread as a loss Thursday would have confirmed what everyone already knows — elimination.

18,707 fans came to Marlins Park Thursday, which is the lowest attendance the team has seen since opening the new ballpark.

The season presses on, however, when the Nationals welcome in the Marlins for a weekend set starting Friday.

Final - 9.6.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 1
Miami Marlins 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 6 12 0
WP: Josh Johnson (8 - 11)
LP: Marco Estrada (2 - 6)

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