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Fish Wrap - Marlins 3, Cubs 5

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Super Saturday would have been 83% more super had the Marlins not dropped their fifth straight game. 

Anibal Sanchez had the ball for the Marlins and Casey Coleman was on the hill for the Cubs in game two. In the bottom of the first, the Marlins grabbed what I believe is referred to as a lead, though it's been so long since that has happened that I'm not sure I'm remembering the word correctly. Logan Morrison doubled, and Mike Stanton hit a two-out single to drive him in and put the Fish on the board.

That whole "lead" thing would be short-lived.

Anibal allowed base runners in every inning but the fourth, but managed to pitch around them. That is, until the fifth inning, when all hell broke loose. Sanchy walked Tyler Colvin and Blake DeWitt, and on a borderline 3-2 pitch that turned out to be ball four of Starlin Castro's at-bat, Colvin was running and Brad Davis uncorked what would have been a perfect throw to Wes Helms, had he actually been standing in the empty space where Davis threw the ball. Wes decided not to cover third, though, and the ball ended up in foul territory, which allowed Colvin to score and tie up the game. Davis was given an error on the throw. And that was pretty much the good news.

Next, Marlon Byrd doubled in two runs. Aramis Ramirez followed with an RBI double as well, though his hit really should've been caught, but Logan Morrison took a circular route to the ball, and a fourth run scored. Thanks to some crummy D, what should have been two runs for Anibal turned into four, and that ended his night. He gave up four runs on five hits and five walks through five innings.

Casey Coleman didn't allow another run to the Marlins until the bottom of the seventh when Cameron Maybin and Brad Davis doubled back-to-back to bring the Fish within two. After a call to the bullpen, LoMo continued to display his offensive glory as he singled off of Justin Berg to score Davis and make it 4-3.

The Hopper faced three batters in the eighth and gave up a walk and a single before Jose Veras replaced him on the mound. Veras got the second out of the inning, but gave up an RBI double to DeWitt, and put the Fish back in a two-run hole.

They stayed in that hole, and dropped their fifth straight. But hey, since our season is in the crapper, we're not supposed to care when the Marlins lose or if they don't end up with a winning record. Five straight ugly games are of no consequence, since LoMo had a 3-for-5 night with an RBI.

Let's just call it the Florida Fall League and feel giddy. (/sarcasm)