Wednesday, August 12, 2009


If you're scoring at home, that's five in a row now for the Marlins, who are now just 3.5 games back of the Phillies in the NL East and 2 games back of the Rockies (who the Marlins face this weekend) in the Wild Card race.

Apparently you can knock this team down, but you cannot knock them out. Tuesday night they managed to overcome a 7-2 deficit and another sub-par pitching outing from a starter not named Josh Johnson or Ricky Nolasco, to take an 8-7 lead heading into the ninth inning.

Then they overcame another blown save by the bullpen (that would be Leo Nunez's fourth of the season, again, for those of you scoring at home) to win the game in 11 innings off of "His Name Is" Dan Uggla's bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th. That's when Rich Waltz emphatically called the walk-off and told the fans to have a safe drive home.

The Marlins face the Astros again tonight, this time with Nolasco taking the mound, so hopefully the bullpen will get some rest tonight, and hopefully the Fish will stay hot and continue to close the gap between them and the Phillies/Rockies.

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