Yes, you read that right - the Marlins won.
Here is how we got there:
Andrew Miller decided to revisit his style of old and not have any control of his pitches. Sometimes when this happens he can find one or maybe two pitches he can get over the plate, but last night he couldn't even execute an intentional walk without throwing the ball to the screen. So by the time Miller exited after 2.2 innings of work, the score was 6-0 in favor of the D'backs.
So enter Burke Badenhop, the Hopper was doing his usual shutting down the opposition in hopes of the offense finally waking up and then the scary part of the game happened. The Hopper was struck on the knee by a line drive hit up the middle and he stayed down on the ground for what seemed like an eternity. He finally limped off the field, with help, but fortunately the x-rays showed no broken bones. He is day-to-day.
By the time everything had cleared the Marlins were down 7-0 after five innings. At this point the television sets in the South Florida area were being turned off by the few still watching the game.
Here is what they missed:
In the top of sixth Cantu went yard for a two-run home run. Then Hermida went pool to make the score 7-3. The two long balls chased Petit from the game.
In the seventh Andy Gonzalez led off the inning with a pinch hit triple. Coghlan immediately drove him in with a double. Afterwards the Marlins loaded the bases with no outs but did not score another run. The score was now 7-4.
Then came the eighth, same score, the Marlins once again loaded the bases with no one out and Ross Gload grounded into a fielder's choice to bring home Hermida. Score 7-5. With two on and one out Fredi decided that Brett Carroll should pinch hit for Coghlan, in what would turnout to be a brilliant move. Carroll tattooed the ball over the left field fence to give the Marlins the lead, 8-7. But this was only the start of the fireworks, a bunch of hits, some errors by the D'backs along the way, and when it was all said and done the Marlins scored 10 runs in one inning for first time in franchise history with the score ending up being 14-7, Marlins.
The bullpen brought the win home from here.
So it was just your usual breakout the whupping sticks and score 14 runs in three innings to win the game.
All in all, it was just another routine Marlins win
Happy 200th victory Fredi!