Friday, April 29, 2011

Marlins score 5 in the 1st as they win after a 9th inning scare; Florida Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Marlins had 10 at bats and hit for the cycle (the team) in the top of the 1st inning versus the Reds. Emilio Bonifacio lead of the game with a triple. Infante brought Emilio in for the 1st run of the game and long inning while sacrificing himself with a ground out. Hanley Ramirez doubled to right field, his 5th double on the season, Gaby Sanchez was walked by Reds starter Travis Wood and Mike Stanton popped out for the 2nd out. John Buck for the 2nd time in the season took the baseball out of the park, this time a 3 run home run (the other was his grand slam on opening day). The Marlins were up 4-0 at this point with 2 outs. Wes Helms singled to center field and Scott Cousins was walked. Javier Vazquez, Marlins starting pitcher, kept the inning going with an RBI single giving the Marlins the 5-0 lead. Emilio who started off the inning, ended the inning with a ground out to shortstop who got the force out at 2nd to end the long top of the 1st. Travis Wood had 45 pitches in the 1st inning.

The Marlins would get 2 more runs in the top 4th from a 2 RBI single off the bat off Hanley Ramirez bringing in Javier Vazquez (lead off the inning with a single), and Emilio Bonifacio (doubled after Vazquez).

The Marlins, as a team, batted .444 against starter Travis Wood and .176 off the Reds bullpen, Carlos Fisher, Jordan Smith, Nick Masset, and Bill Bray. Lead off man Emilio Bonifacio went 2-5 in the game with a double and triple. Gaby Sanchez went 2-3 with 2 singles and a walk. Javier Vazquez went 2-2 with 2 singles and is batting a respectable .500 (3-6 on the season).

The Reds first 4 runs were off home runs; a solo home run in the 1st by Jay Bruce and a 3 run homer by Jeremy Hermida in the 4th. The game would stay 7-4 until Leo Nuñez would come into close the game off for the Marlins in the bottom of the 9th. Leo got the lead off batter in the 9th out but faced trouble in the next batters to come up. Ramon Hernadez with a 1 out double to center field, Paul Janish then brings Hernadez with Reds back-to-back doubles (7-5 Marlins), pinch hitter in Chris Heisey struck out swinging for the 2nd out, Drew Stubbs singled in Janish (7-6 Marlins), but Leo got Jay Bruce looking for the last out. Leo would still secure the win and a save. Leo is 8-for-8 for saves.

No Reds player had a multiple hit game while the Marlins had 4 players with multiple hits (2); Emilio Bonifacio, Hanley Ramirez, Gaby Sanchez, and Javier Vazquez.

Javier Vazquez (2-2) recieved the winning nod after pitching 6 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 runs all earned, 2 home runs, walking 3, and striking out 3. Travis Wood (1-3) recieved the loss after pitching just 3.1 innings allowing 8 hits, 7 runs all earned, 1 home run, walking 2, and striking out 3.

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