Burke Badenhop will take the mound this afternoon as the Marlins rally to go for the series win against the Royals, who are visiting south Florida for the first time ever.
A couple of big time, dramatic home runs gave the Marlins the win last night, 7-3. Jacobs, coming back to the lineup full time now, hit a monster triple that left two outfielders on the ground and blasted his 10th homer of the season. Wes Helms, after showing a bunt, got a great pitch and blasted it for a 3 run home run. Not bad for a pinch hit, either.
Marlins had lost 4 straight after winning 7 straight. Last night’s win gives them a rallying point to stop their bleeding as they stay 1 game ahead of the Phillies for first place in the NL East.