Another day, another Cy Young opponent. After facing the Giants Lincecum and Randy “Big Unit” Johnson, the Marlins went up against Chris Carpenter last night in what would shape up to be a tough contest.
The Marlins had to come from behind as Emilio Bonifacio delivered some key hits to drive in runs, tying the game 3-3 with a bloop single that went off Carpenter’s glove. The real fireworks, however, came from former first round pick Jeremy Hermida who delivered his 6th home run in dramatic fashion with a walk-off job in the bottom of the 9th on a 1-1 count.
The Marlins have won 2 straight now, and are only 2 games under .500. This mini-streak has been built with good pitching and timely hitting. Perhaps the Marlins that started the season are coming back to life?
Johnny B Injured
John Baker had to leave the game as Albert Pujols nailed him in the head with his bat on his backswing. His status for tonight’s game is as yet unknown but it looks like Ronny Paulino will get the start tonight. Read More.