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Isaac Galloway delivers big in extra innings to give Fish the win

A strong pitching matchup kept both offenses at bay for the most part.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins went extra innings tonight and actually won. The bottom of the tenth was the stage for Isaac Galloway to win it for the Fish. The pitching came through in big ways for the Fish.

Wei-Yin Chen: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

Luis Castillo: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Wei-Yin Chen pitched a gem tonight. That does not get said often, even when he does pitch good it is not this good. The biggest thing was the seven innings pitched, the Fish have needed pitchers to go long all season. The movement on each pitch was evident tonight and this allowed Chen to go deep.

Luis Castillo continued to show the Fish what kind of pitcher they traded away. He went longer and only gave up two hits and a walk more than Chen. The Fish had runners in scoring position two different times against Castillo but could not get the job done. He was missing bats left and right and was able to get out of any jams he ran into.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins would not be able to get anything done until after Castillo was out of the game. The ninth inning was the next time the Fish would be in scoring position. After a Starlin Castro single, J.T. Realmuto drew a walk. With one out already Peter O’Brien grounded out to end the inning.

The Fish did not stop there though. The next inning Brian Anderson knocked a double into right field to get the offense going. Isaac Galloway followed that up with a game winning double to right field, bringing Anderson home. The Fish had multiple chances to score some runs, but they finally came through in the end.

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Probable Pitchers

Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Wei-Yin Chen Marlins 122.1 4.93 4.6 7.6 0.8
Luis Castillo Reds 161.1 4.52 4.41 8.93 1.6

Today's Lineups

Billy Hamilton - CF JT Riddle - SS
Jose Peraza - SS Starlin Castro - 2B
Joey Votto - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C
Eugenio Suarez - 3B Peter O'Brien - 1B
Scooter Gennett - 2B Derek Dietrich - LF
Phillip Ervin - RF Brian Anderson - 3B
Curt Casali - C Rafael Ortega - RF
Dilson Herrera - LF Magneuris Sierra - CF
Luis Castillo - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP

Matchup Summary: The Cincinnati Reds are 66-88, while the Marlins are 59-93. While the Fish have had the worse record for a bit now it is sad to see. There are only two teams with worse records than the Fish, Royals and Orioles. The Fish added to their lost record last night with a 4-2 loss to the Reds. The season is almost done and the Fish and crawling towards the finish line.

Wei-Yin Chen is starting tonight, this will be his last home game of the season. Chen is coming off two bad losses to the Phills and Pirates. He will be facing off against Luis Castillo. Castillo is coming off of a streak of four good games. He is hot and will be bringing his strikeout stuff tonight. The Fish will need their offense working tonight, yesterday the bats were turned off for the most part. Reds vs Fish 7:10 pm.

Game Thread Question: Anybody else wish we did not trade Luis Castillo for Dan Straily and two other players?