The Marlins wrapped up their two-game series with St. Louis Thursday with yet another of the endless parade of day games Fish fans have been subjected to this season. (Dear MLB: We actually like to see the games our team plays. K thanks.)
Adam Wainwright made the start for the Cards, and the Marlins tagged him for two runs in the first inning. Chris Coghlan doubled to open the game, and Gaby Sanchez followed with a walk. Hanley drove in Coghlan with a line drive single to left, and a sac fly from Uggla plated Gaby to put the Marlins up 2-0.
The bad news for the Marlins was that Wainwright settled down after the first, and didn't allow another run. The two-run first inning was the end of the scoring for the Fish, which wasn't really the best way to go, considering the fact that they only scored two runs, and the Cardinals would end up scoring four.
With Nate Robertson on the mound, the Cards cut the Marlins lead in half in the bottom of the first when Felipe Lopez singled and scored on a single by David Freese.
The Cards took the lead in the second inning. Brendan Ryan singled, and with two out, Nate walked Felipe Lopez and gave up RBI doubles to Bryan Ludwick and Matt Holliday to put St. Louis up 4-2.
And that was the end of the scoring. Nate Robertson only allowed one more hit to the Cards, but the damage had been done. After the second inning, both teams' offenses decided to take the rest of the day off. Wainwright lasted seven innings and struck out eight, and Nate Robertson lasted through six before the bullpen took over.
The pens traded scoreless innings through the ninth, and the Fish fell to the Cardinals to split the series.