Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Marlins Update: Gload's Walk-Off

If you follow me on Twitter (which I highly recommend doing), then you already saw my status from Tuesday night. If you don't follow me, then here's what it said:

"Ross Gload walkoff home run!! Yesss! Marlins! EXCLAMATION POINTS!"

As you can see, I was rather excited, and rightfully so. Gload's pinch-hit two-run walkoff home run gave the Marlins a big win over the division rival Braves. It also kept alive the Marlins' recent hot-streak. Following the All-Star break, the Marlins dropped three straight to the Phillies. Since then, they seemed to remember that you still play baseball after the midsummer classic, as they have won six of seven games, with the lone loss coming in the form of a walkoff bloop-single in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The recent tear has left the Marlins seven games back of the Phillies in the NL East (because the Phillies are playing even better baseball since the break), but more importantly, it puts the fish just two games back of the Rockies in the chase for the NL Wild Card. They are also 1.5 games back of the Giants and one game back of the Cubs.

Things are looking up for a young team that looked to be out of it just over a week ago.

With that being said, of course, you may cue the losing streak.

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