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Bryan Holaday and home runs lead Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Brewers

Back to back home runs and a two RBI night for Holaday bring the Fish a win.

Milwaukee Brewers v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

José Ureña: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

Chase Anderson: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

The Marlins played another extra inning game yesterday. This time it was to celebrate Christian Yelich’s homecoming. Luckily for all of us it only lasted one extra inning. The Marlins and Brewers had a hard fought game, which ultimately ended on a Bryan Holaday walk-off single.

José Ureña and Chase Anderson both had pretty similar nights with one key difference, runs scored. Anderson did not give up any big hits, which allowed him to contain the Fish. Ureña gave up a triple and a single in the third inning, giving the Brewers their first run.

The next time the Brewers would score was in the fourth inning. The power house that is Jesus Aguilar, continued his hot season, smashing his 23rd home run of the year. While the damage was minimal, it was enough for a two run lead, and later in the next inning put Ureña out of the game.

The Marlins did not quit on Ureña though, they fought all night and showed what they are really about. The Fish scored their first run in the bottom of the fourth. They continued their small ball approach and allowed the other team to make the mistakes. A walk, a field error, and a single would set up Bryan Holaday, for the big sacrifice fly. Holaday was filling in for J.T. Realmuto, and really got the job done.

The Fish also had a power surge in the game, during the seventh inning. Josh Hader was called in by the Brewers to work some relief. Hader has had an incredible year rocking a 1.55 earned run average and striking out 85 hitters in 46.1 innings. But the Fish like to fight and tonight would prove that.

Starlin Castro led off the inning with a line drive blast to left field. Tied game three to three, with three innings to go. But the Fish could not just leave it at that, especially with Brian Anderson up next. Anderson on the first pitch sent a ball deep into the seats. Back to back home runs gave the Fish a 3-2 lead.

Christian Yelich made sure he would leave his mark on the game, and that was in the eighth inning. After getting on base, Yelich would steal second, getting in scoring position. There was no Realmuto tonight to throw him out stealing, but the Fish pushed on. Travis Shaw continued the inning with a single, scoring Yelich. The game now tied 3-3 would make it’s way into the tenth inning.

The top of the tenth was a tight rope exercise for Brad Ziegler. The Brewers would end up with the bases loaded and one out. While I know my heart was in pain thinking of what was next, Ziegler surprised us all. Ziegler got the ground ball double play ending the inning. Ziegler has been really great since the start of June, hopefully a trade cashing in on this happens soon.

The Fish rewarded Ziegler’s hard effort with some run support in the bottom of the inning. Corey Knebel was pitching for the Brewers and he did not have it. Miguel Rojas was hit by a pitch and Cameron Maybin was walked on four straight balls. The Fish then pulled off a risky but smart move, a double steal. The successful maneuver set up men on second and third for Holaday. Holaday did not disappoint, sending a ground ball into center field and sending the Fans home happy.

Courtesy of Fangraphs

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Pitching Matchup

Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
José Ureña Marlins 99 4.18 3.61 7.36 1.6
Chase Anderson Brewers 94.2 3.99 4.87 6.94 0.2
Courtesy of Fangraphs

Today's Lineups

Eric Thames - RF Starlin Castro - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Brian Anderson - RF
Christian Yelich - LF Justin Bour - 1B
Jesus Aguilar - 1B Martin Prado - 3B
Travis Shaw - 3B JT Riddle - SS
Brad Miller - 2B Garrett Cooper - LF
Hernan Perez - SS Cameron Maybin - CF
Jacob Nottingham - C Bryan Holaday - C
Chase Anderson - RHP Jose Urena - RHP

Matchup Summary

The Marlins are back home after having a four-game road series against the Nationals. And boy, they could not get out of there faster. The Marlins for most of the series were getting blown out of the water. They were able to successfully win the last game yesterday, stopping the Nationals from sweeping them in four games.

The Brew Crew will be coming to Miami to face the Fish. The Brewers have been one of the hottest teams in the majors as of late. They are currently in first place in the National League Central, a game and a half ahead of the Cubs. Inconveniently for the Fish, Lorenzo Cain was just re-activated for the Brewers, he is coming off a groin injury. Cain has been killing it all year and will look to challenge the Marlins pitching.

The Marlins will be sending José Ureña out tonight. Ureña recently came off the disabled list, and in his first start back threw five scoreless innings. He will look to get back to his old self tonight. The Brewers will have Chase Anderson on the mound. He has had a good season so far, currently rocking a 3.99 earned run average. Anderson is coming off a string of strong starts, and will be no push over for the Fish. The Marlins will have to continue the small ball if they want to be successful against the Brewers.

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