Woo Hoo! Two wins in-a-row.
Let's break it down. The Marlins got on the board early when Chris Coghlan and Gaby Sanchez singled back-to-back to put runners at the corners to start the game. Hanley Ramirez decided to do something unusual for him this season and actually drive in a runner on third with a sacrifice fly. Dan Uggla followed with infield hit, sending Gaby into scoring position. Ely uncorked a wild pitch to put Gaby at third and later he scored on a Cody Ross ground out. Things were looking good.
In the second, Mike Stanton hit a double and advanced to third on Nate Robertson's sac bunt. Then it all gets a little weird. Stanton would score on a Russell Martin throwing error and as it turns out he is giving those up freely this season. Thanks Russ. In the bottom of the second Casey Blake doubled and Russell Martin drove him in. I guess Martin was making up for throwing the ball into left field. So after two, it was the Marlins 3 and the Dodgers 1.
Then there was the third were Hanley led off with a single, then Uggla hit another infield single, only to be followed by Cody Ross hitting a single. So with the bases loaded Wes Helms singled to center to score Hanley and Danny. Nate Robertson would later help himself by singling home Cody to give the Marlins a 6-1 lead. That is where the Marlins scoring would stop. The Dodgers, however, didn't feel the need to call in the dogs. In their half of the third Ronnie Belliard walked, Andre Ethier singled right behind him., Matt Kemp reached on an fielders choice. And then the weirdness continues when Belliard scored on Ronny Paulino's throwing error. Or as some would say, Belliard scored on Hanley laying on the ground. Personally, I didn't see the play but it didn't get rave reviews. So after the third it was the Marlins 6 and the Dodgers 2.
The fourth didn't get any better for Nate when Reed Johnson singled to left and Rafael Furcal homered to make the score Marlins 6 and the Dodgers 4.
Nothing much in the way of offense happened until the eighth inning. Clay Hensley fresh off turning his ankle in the last game against the Braves gave up a run. Leadoff walks never help. So with the score Marlins 6, Dodgers 5 Leo Nunez entered for the save. Leo did not disappoint. The Dodgers went down in order and the Marlins won. Yay!