Should you take the blue pill or the red pill? Omar Infante obviously was channeling Neo from the Matrix as he slid into home last night during the 11th inning. His acrobatic move gave the Marlins the go ahead run. It was also the 7th win in a row for the Marlins over the Nats in Washington.
The Fish were looking for vengeance, dropping two of three against the Nats while on their homestand back in Miami. Yet these aren’t last year’s Natinals, they play tough and don’t quit. The Marlins jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two outs in the first, coming on back to back home runs from Gaby Sanchez and John Buck but the Nationals bounced back.
The game would take a turn for the dramatic as Logan Morrison would hit a home run, breaking the 4-4 deadlock on his first day back from the DL. Yet, it wasn’t to be as the Fish and Nats would remain tied at 5 until the 11th where Infante would weasel his way home to provide the game winning run. Clearly the ball beat him, but Infante slid around catcher Ramos’ tag to give the Marlins the lift.
Center fielder Bernadina was able to snag a snow cone catch that saved possibly two runs which would have given the Marlins the win in regulation.