Michael Morse was honored before the game for his role in the San Fransisco Giants World Series run last year and received his championship ring, garnering a nice ovation from the crowd and hugs from his former teammates. As it turned out, that would be one of chief highlights for the Giants all evening.
Dan Haren(!) got the scoring going for the Fish in the top of the second, helping his own cause by doubling into centerfield to bring in JT Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria, 2-0 Marlins. Dee Gordon then extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double of his own to bring home Haren, 3-0 Marlins.
Haren figured into the scoring once again in the top of the fifth, coming home from third after a Giancarlo Stanton sac fly which made it 4-0 Marlins.
The fun continued in the seventh, with Martin Prado on-board Marcell Ozuna belted a no doubt homerun into the left centerfield bleachers, his first of the year making it 6-0 Marlins. Ozuna's return to the dug-out elicted a hilariously drawn out silent treatment, the players clearly enjoying themselves as much as Fish fans were at this point. An Ichiro single ended Tim Hudson's night. He left having given up the six runs on 15 hits - the latter a career high for him, and the most hits a Giants starter had given up since 1968.
The Giants finally got two back in the bottom of the seventh. Haren's final line ended up being two earned runs on eight hits through seven innings pitched, striking out three and walking none.
The Marlins tacked on one more in the top of the ninth off of Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt. Stanton, who had been stinging the ball all night long, was finally rewarded with a single. Gordon came home from 2nd base and seemed to hurt himself stretching to touch the plate with his foot and then in the next second avoid Giancarlo's bat which Ozuna had failed to sweep out of the way. 7-2 Marlins, and fans could breathe a tentative sigh of relief as Gordon was seen walking and smiling in the dugout afterward. Mike Dunn and AJ Ramos finished the ballgame out for Miami.
Hero of the Game: Dan Haren (+.223)
Goat of the Game: Tim Hudson (-.251)
Play of the Game: Dan Haren doubles in two (+.208)