This young team is starting to really come along and gaining confidence. Winning 15 of their last 21, this team was tested as the Braves came to town.
Last time these two clubs met, the Braves sent the Marlins away with 2 walk off homeruns in back to back nights.
But those are the old days. This new breed (well, still the same guys, same season…just seems like different guys altogether) is taking it to every club and will come to play anytime, anywhere.
They swept the Rockies. They fought hard against the Giants, and then took the series with the Padres. And now, the Braves have been swept.
Cody Ross has to be the biggest illustration of what this team is about. Making an excellent defensive play in left field and getting a double to score a key run, he came up to bat in the game to square around to bunt in the 10th. He was to advance the runner and set up the game winner. Instead, he got hit in the face with a fastball. Bleeding from the mouth, he left the game and watched from the clubhouse as his Marlins rallied to win the game on the next at bat.
And tonight? Ross was back, and hit a home run that was the difference in this game – the Marlins won 3-2.
The Marlins have been playing excellent baseball and are now starting to reap the rewards.