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Fish Wrap - Marlins 4 Braves 3

Didn't see most of the game, in fact, I only saw the ninth inning.  But the ninth was a melodrama unto itself.  Leo Nunez took the hill in the top of inning with the score tied at two.  The first batter he faced was his longtime nemesis Garret Anderson and Mr. Anderson, true to form, took a Nunez pitch deep for the go ahead run.  The hometown faithful just slumped in their seats, for they all knew that coming back in the bottom of the ninth against a good closer wasn't a very promising position to be in.  Nunez retired the next three hitters to close out the top of the inning.

To bottom of ninth we go with the Marlins trailing 3-2. Rafael Soriano, the Braves closer, took the mound with the Marlins 7-9 in the batting order due up.  Cody Ross leadoff the inning by working a walk, afterwards John Baker sacrificed him to second with a well place bunt.  Now there was faint glimmer of hope in the eyes of the most optimistic of Fish fans.   Carlos needed a pinch hitter to hit for Nunez and knowing that Soriano was right-handed he called for the left-handed Grit, Ross Gload.  And Gload did not disappoint.  On 3-1 pitch he hit a no-doubter into the right-field bleachers for a game winning Walk-Off Home Run!  The Marlins fans rejoiced.

So all in all, it was just another routine Marlins win.