The game recap falls to me, since GameFish has her plate incredibly full today. Now, this recap would be better if I had actually payed attention to the game. However, during the game I was doing something infinitely more important to me than the game. Which is a bit strange since the Marlins playing a game is extremely important to me. But be that as it may, let's see if I come up some sort of recap.
So to the box score we go. The first thing I notice is that we won! Woo Hoo!
Now let's try to figure out how it happened.
John Maine couldn't find the strike zone with both hands and a flashlight in the first. Which, I had no problem with. He walked the first three batters and the Marlins had bases loaded with no-one out. That didn't last for long as Jorge Cantu lined out for the first out. But fortunately Dan Uggla walked to send home a run and the Marlins were on the board. Then Cody Ross struck out and the thoughts of "You have to be kidding me" came to mind. Fortunately, Cameron Maybin followed with a single up the middle to plate two runs.
Spotted with a three run lead, Nate Robertson, I guess, decided he didn't want things to be easy and gave up three runs by the third. Apparently, when Nate actually found the strike zone, he was grooving the pitches, at least early on.
This is where I kinda quit paying attention. Like I said, I was doing something very important.
Whether any of the following happened or not, I don't know. But, hey, this is costing you nothing.
So anyways, in the fifth Hanley, Cantu, Cody and Maybin combined for some stuff, and the Marlins took a three-run lead and really never looked back. In the sixth, the Fish added another run with Hanley driving in Gaby.
In the late innings, Luis Castillo showed the same form as he did when he was a fan favorite with the Marlins. But try as he might, he didn't get enough help from his teammates on the Mets to change the outcome of the game.
Therefore, for the first time this season, the Marlins have won three straight.
Yes, GameFish will be back soon.
Oh fabulous, there are no pictures to post. There is a reason I don't do these.