GameFish is on vacation in New Zealand where she is on a photo safari of the unique animal life on the island. Or something like that. So in her absence, I have the pleasure of doing the recaps. So don't expect them to be punctual, entertaining, or even remotely resembling good until she gets back.
So, let's get to last night's action. (This is going to be an extremely short recap. I mean, really, who wants to relive that game again.)
In the top of the first, Ricky Nolasco walked Felipe Lopez to start the game. Lopez stole second and Jon Jay reached on a bunt single. Albert Pujols came to the plate and promptly hit a three-run shot to center.
The Cardinals kept scoring but it wasn't anywhere near necessary since Adam Wainwright completely shutdown the Marlins offense. However, Hanley Ramirez did manage an infield single in the third and Brett Hayes hit an outfield single to center in the eighth. And folks, that was the Marlins offense.
The fact that Cody Ross and Gaby Sanchez are dealing with nagging injuries and were kept out of the lineup didn't help. But it probably wouldn't have mattered if they had been able to go. Last night, or the night before that, or the night before that, or.... Wasn't our night.
The Marlins now are on a five-game losing streak for the first time this season.
If you missed the game, count yourself lucky. It wasn't worth watching.
Try it again on Saturday.