Ichiro walked, stole a base and scored off of a Justin Bour double smoked down the right field line in the first inning. That, my friends, ended up being the lone Marlins run of the game. Ichiro would also provide a nice defensive highlight in the bottom half of the frame, running down a Matt Kemp deep drive to right center field, tumbling after the catch.
Andrew Cashner pitched seven strong innings of one run ball, giving up only five hits and one walk whilst striking out five. The Marlins could do little to touch him after the first inning.
Dan Haren had a very Haren-esque outing for his part. The Pads hit Haren hard but initially all the balls found gloves. Accordingly, Padres hitters dug a little deeper. Brett Wallace hit a solo shot in the fourth, and then Yonder Alonso and Matt Kemp went back-to-back in the fifth. Haren's final line was six innings, three runs on eight hits, with no walks to three strikeouts. In summation, he probably didn't hurt his trade stock pitching. Those that think he will help them probably still think so, and those that don't, won't pursue as before.
The Marlins made it a little interesting in the 9th against the dreaded Craig Kimbrel, courtesy a Donovan Solano hit by pitch and a Mike Morse walk, but Ichiro hit a grounder to 1st to end it at 3-1.
Of note, Cole Gillespie hit the first triple of his career, and Brad Hand and Bryan Morris each pitched a scoreless frame. Fish and Friars tomorrow for game three, 8:40 EST.
Hero of the Game: Andrew Cashner (+.179)
Goat of the Game: Dan Haren (-.239)
Play of the Game: Yonder Alonso solo shot in the fifth (+.202)