In keeping with the theme of Bark at the Park night, the Marlins put on a dog of a show.
The Marlins took the early lead in the bottom of the first when with two outs Logan Morrison hit his 7th triple of the season. LoMo is probably the odds-on favorite to become the first Marlin to hit for the cycle. While he doesn't hit a lot of home runs, however, that should increase some next year and his propensity to hit triples may get him in the Marlins record book one day. Anyways, back to the game. Dan Uggla singled to center to drive home LoMo. 1-0 Marlins.
That it would be as good as it got. Especially since the Marlins obviously decided that one run was enough to win the game. They were sadly mistaken.
Adalberto Mendez, apparently decided it was unfair that he gave away so many souvenirs to the Brewers bleacher creatures and none to the hometown fans. He corrected that oversight when he faced the leadoff batter in second, Pedro Alvarez, who homered to right to tie the score. 1-1 Marlins.
Nothing much happened until the top of the fifth when Mendez gave a Marlins fan in left a game ball when Chris Snyder went yard. 2-1 Pirates.
The Pirates would continue to add on runs, but they didn't need them.
One historical thing happened with Chan Ho Park being awarded the win. He became the winningest Asian-born pitcher in the major leagues. It was win number 124 for Mr. Park.
The loss assured that the Marlins will finish with a losing record for the first time in three years. The team now needs to win the next two in order to finish with a winning record at home.
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