On a night where the Miami Marlins handled the Milwaukee Brewers in nearly every aspect of the game, a second-inning "single" will steal the headlines of most post-game stories, including the off-season talks about replay reviews and possible rule changes.
With Marcell Ozuna on first base, J.T. Realmuto continued his hot hitting of late when he sent a drive over the left-center wall and into the Marlins' sculpture beyond the fence.
Yes, I did say "beyond the fence".
Ozuna, thinking the ball might be caught, went back to the bag, while Realmuto, thinking the ball was well beyond the fence, ran by him on the base path.
For those of you who don't follow a whole lot of baseball, this is a big no-no.
The umpiring crew immediately took this play under review, deciding to reward Realmuto with an RBI single. The result of the play turned into an out for the Marlins, and only one run on the scoreboard. The umpires ruled Realmuto out and Ozuna came home to score.
You can watch hundreds of thousands of games and you will likely never see this happen. It will be interesting to see if this rule will be looked at or tweaked during the off-season.
Anyway, the game went on as the Marlins had a 1-0 lead.
On the mound, Jose Fernandez didn't care if he was up by one, two or 50. He was going to make that lead stand, and he did. Fernandez struck out 11 and only allowed four hits in seven dominant innings of work.
Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta did what he could to match Fernandez, as he bent but did not quite break throughout the game. He eventually gave up a total of 10 hits and only two earned runs -- thanks to Realmuto and Ozuna's combined lapse (pun intended).
With a number of opportunities slipping through their hands, the Fish finally padded their lead with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth frames.
Adeiny Hechavarria had a noteworthy night, going 3-for-4, including the RBI single in the sixth.
Second baseman Derek Dietrich had himself a memorable game too, finishing 3-for-5 and a run knocked in.
In the seventh, Dietrich also found himself part of a wacky play. He hit a ball down the right field line and rounded second for a potential triple. On the throw from the cutoff man, Alex Presley, Dietrich was hit by the ball, allowing him to hustle home for the Marlins' third run of the game.
One inning later, Dietrich contributed a run the old-fashioned way. He blooped a single over the head of shortstop Jonathan Villar for an RBI hit.
In case this game wasn't strange enough, manager Don Mattingly decided to send his closer A.J. Ramos out to pitch the ninth inning in a non-save situation. Ramos struck out two, but walked the bases loaded. This pushed Mattingly's hand to bring in Bryan Morris for relief.
Morris, with zero saves in his Major League career, was asked to salvage the final out.
He fittingly walked the first batter he faced before setting down Villar to close the book on the Fish's 12th win in 15 games.