In what is becoming a familiar storyline, Giancarlo Stanton homers with no one on and is the only offense of the game for the Fish as Miami loses to the Cards by a final score of 6-1.
Second inning and Giancarlo Stanton hits a trademark monster dong to dead center. The pitch was absolutely pummeled and certainly had the speed to go much farther (454 ft. trajectory according to Statcast). It was Stanton's 27th homerun of the year. He is presently on pace for 60.
The Fish led 1-0 at this point, but it was not to last. Mat Latos wound up only giving up three hits and two walks in seven innings of work but was bitten again by the long-ball. Kolten Wong homered in the third with a man aboard and Jason Heyward hit a three run shot in the seventh. Matt Carpenter singled in a run off of Brad Hand in the eighth to bring the score to 6-1, our final tally of the evening.
In addition to the homerun, Stanton also had a couple of singles. Three hits for Stanton and four scattered hits for the remaining Marlins hitters, a formula only ideal if all the other hits are bunched ahead of Stanton. Dee Gordon did steal a base (his 25th) and logged a hit of his own, ending the day with an average of .352. Ichiro started and did not record a hit.
Garcia left with a possible injury to his right leg in the seventh, having given up five hits, one run and four strikeouts, walking none, notching another great start.
Lynn vs. Haren tomorrow, 7:10 EST start.
Hero of the Game: Jamie Garcia (+.280)
Goat of the Game: Mat Latos (-.190)
Play of the Game: Kolten Wong two run homerun in the 2nd inning (+.226)