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Fish Cap: Marlins 2, Braves 8

July 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
July 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE


One long rally is all it took for Atlanta to break their Monday losing streak and give the Marlins their first loss after winning two straight over the weekend.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 22,624

Hero of the Game:Jose Reyes, 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI (+.014)

Goat of the Game: Brett Hayes, 0-for-4 (-.011)

Play of the Game: Reyes RBI double in 5th (+1.00 WPA)

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Everybody has their bad case of the Mondays. Just ask the Atlanta Braves about those.

For the first time in several weeks, the Braves got a good case of the Mondays over the Marlins, 8-2.

Mark Buerhle (9-10) took the ball for the Fish and while his first four innings went well, the fifth inning was just as hot for the Braves as the air in northern Georgia.

The fifth inning consisted of the following:

  • Jason Heyward single
  • Freddie Freeman double, Heyward moves to third. Mound visit. (Which didn't help.)
  • 2-run double by Dan Uggla.
  • Buerhle's night is done.

But that wasn't the end of the story in the fifth for the Marlins.

The Marlins coaching staff decided earlier in the day that Carlos Zambrano should spend some time in the bullpen while Wade LeBlanc took Big Z's spot in the starting five.

Well, Ozzie Guillen wasted no time in utilizing Zambrano in his new role. And Big Z didn't see different results.

Zambrano also allowed two runs in the fifth but both were charged to Buerhle. Later in the sixth, Zambrano did allow a run of his own.

Buerhle's final line was 4.1 IP, six earned runs, eight hits, four walks and three strikeouts.

The two runs brought in by the Marlins was from Jose Reyes via a double in the fifth while Austin Kearns scored in the ninth due to a throwing error.

Reyes had two doubles on the night to give him 23 on the season.

The two will go at it again Tuesday night at 7:05.


Final - 7.30.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Miami Marlins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
Atlanta Braves 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 X 8 13 1
WP: Tommy Hanson (12 - 5)
LP: Mark Buehrle (9 - 10)

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