Now thats how you start a road trip. Last night, Ricky Nolasco pitched a complete game shutout, the first for a Marlin starter in 301 attempts, a Major League record. Ricky only gave up two hits (should have been just one, but who cares) and struck out 10 batters on a chilly August night in San Francisco. Ricky had all of his pitches working for him last night, leaving the Giants batters looking like they wouldn’t even crack the starting lineup for the Jupiter Hammerheads. Ricky was absolutely filthy, without question this was the best start of his career so far. Maybe its because of the cold weather, I don’t know. But that might have been the best start by a Marlin pitcher in two years.
Might this be the spark we need to revitalize our fading NL East hopes? No way to know for sure. Lets just worry about tonight.