The Miami Marlins sent Ricky Nolasco to the mound as they faced the Cincinnati Reds to start a nine-game home stand. The fish were looking for their 12th win, the Reds, their 23rd. One team would win and one team would lose, and it was pretty clear by the 3rd inning which team that would be.
Before fateful 2nd inning the Reds had one run, tying them with the Marlins. The score would remain the same until there were two outs in the second and the Reds had managed to tack on FIVE runs before the next out. The HBP of Shin-Soo Choo and and singles by Zack Cozart and Ryan Hanigan loaded the bases for Joey Votto who
hit it to the wall walked, bringing up Brandon Phillips who hit it to the wall walked, bringing up Xaviar Paul who walked hit it to the wall for the bases-clearing double. The Marlins were down 6-1 and that would prove to be enough as the Reds held on to win 6-2.
As far as individual performances, the Marlins had a few highlights. Derek Dietrich had two hits out of the three spot in the lineup and Adeiny Hechavarria followed suit with two hits of his own including a triple. On the pitching front AJ ramos pitched a spotless inning and Wade Leblanc and Jon Rauch combined for three innings with three walks and nothing else eventful. Hardly the worst game of the year, but hardly the best. Basically a game that fit in with the mode of the 2013 Miami Marlins.