In the deciding game of the series, the Marlins looked good early on, and then everything fell apart.
Emilio Bonifacio walked to start the contest. Logan Morrison followed with a single to move Boni to third. Next up was Hanley Ramirez who homered to left center to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead in the first.
Josh Johnson took the hill in the first and sadly it forebode a theme that was going to return later on. Omar Infante reached base to open the inning when Dan Uggla made a low throw to first and Gaby Sanchez couldn't come up with it. With two outs, JJ walked Brian McCann moving Infante to second and Eric Hinske singled him home to make the score 3-1 Marlins after one.
In the top of the third, Hanley singled to center to open the inning. Danny with a head-first slide recorded an infield single. (Nice slide Danny, don't ever do that again.) Hanley made his way to second but was taken out of the game on what appeared to be that his heart was racing. The official word was he was light headed and dizzy. While that maybe true, it sure looked liked the cause of the condition was a heart thing. But it has been awhile since I have been to Med School, so I could be all wrong. Donnie Murphy came in to pinch run and take over the duties at short stop. Gaby walked to load the bases with no outs and Chad Tracy followed a single to score Murphy and Danny. 5-1 Marlins.
But the Marlins weren't through scoring, in the fourth Boni leadoff with a single and with one out Donnie Murphy hit a triple to make the game 6-1 Marlins. Things were looking good or so we thought.
JJ pretty much settled down after the first and would pitch scoreless baseball until he was removed after six innings of work. Jose Veras came on to pitch a scoreless seventh but the wheels started to come off the wagon in the eighth when Will Ohman took the mound. Ohman, a lefty, absolutely sucked against the left-handed hitting batters he faced. He walked lefty Jason Heyward to start the inning. Got right-handed hitting Martin Prado to fly out. Swinging from the left-side McCann singled to right to move Heyward to third. Next up was the left-handed hitting Hinske who doubled to center to score Heyward and sending McCann to third. That was all Edwin needed to see of Ohman's Renyel Pinto imitation. Clay Hensley came on recorded the second out of the inning and then induced Melky Cabrera to hit a weak ground ball to third. Wes Helms fielded it nicely, on what should've been the final out of the inning, he threw the ball in the dirt to Gaby who couldn't come up with it. McCann and Hinske both scored to make the game 6-4 Marlins.
So with a two run lead, the Marlins called on Leo Nunez to close out the game. And I will say this, he closed out the game, but just for the wrong team.
Leo, as true to his form, walked the first batter on four pitches to bring the tying run, Matt Diaz, to the plate. Diaz didn't disappoint the Braves faithful and hit a two-run shot to right to tie the game. After recording two outs, Nunez served up a pitch in Brian "Freaking" McCann's wheel house that left the yard in a hurry for the win. Actually, McCann's hit was initially ruled a double, but the umps went to look at the video and finally got the call correct and ruled it a walk-off home run. It was the first walk-off home run determined by review. Congratulations Leo! You are now in the record books for a sucky job at closing the game.