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June 3, 2008

Uggla Goes Deep Twice in Loss

by @ 8:00 pm. Filed under 2008 Marlins

Florida dropped the 2nd game of the scheduled 4 game series with a 5-4 late inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins are now stuck in a 3 game losing streak and are also down 2 game to 0 in their current series. They now look at a 31-26 record and sit in 2nd place in the NL East just 2.5 games behind the division leading Phillies.

The Marlins had the game in hand once again against the Braves but when the bottom of the 8th came Atlanta drove in 2 runs to take the 5-4 lead. Florida’s offense got most of it’s production from one man who goes by the name of Dan Uggla. In the game he went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Uggla went deep 2 times, once in the 2nd and again in the 4th. The 2 homers give him 18 for the season and his RBI count now stands at 41. The only other RBI came off the bat of Jorge Cantu who went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI. The RBI is his 29th and his batting average now sits at .267. Hanley Ramirez pitched in as well going 1-for-3 including a double with 1 run scored and a walk. He now has his batting average at .292 and his double total is at 9.

Burke Badenhop took the mound for the Marlins and worked a shaky 5 inning. In that time he allowed 3 hits, 3 runs, all earned, 5 walks and 1 homer. Matt Lindstrom was given the loss for the game though as he pitched just 1/3rd inning giving up 3 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk. The loss gives him a record of 1-1 this season and because the Marlins had the lead when he pitched he will also receive his 1st blown save for the year.

Just another game where the Marlins couldn’t close the deal in the late innings. Hopefully they can get things together and take the final 2 games of the series and even it at 2 games a piece.

June 2, 2008

Late Rally Takes Win From Marlins

by @ 9:11 pm. Filed under 2008 Marlins

Florida opened up the 3 game series against the Atlanta Braves in a 7-5 9th inning loss. The loss is the 2nd in a row for the Marlins. They now look at a 31-25 record and sit in the number 2 spot in the NL East.

The game was tied until the bottom of the 10th inning when the Atlanta Braves collected 2 runs to take the 7-5 victory. Jeremy Hermida had a good game for the Marlins despite the loss going 2-for-4 including a triple, 2 RBI, a run scored and a walk. The 2 RBI give him 28 for the season and the triple was his 2nd of the year. Dan Uggla also had a nice game hitting 2 doubles and going 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored. The doubles give him 21 for the season and his batting average now stnads at .297. Luis Gonzalez chipped in as well going 2-for-5 with 1 RBI. The RBI is his 22nd this season and his batting average is now .302.

Scott Olsen took the mound for the Marlins and pitched a solid 6 inning allowing 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 4 K’s. He didn’t receive the win for his effort though because the Braves were leading when he left. Kevin Gregg came in to close out the game but had a little trouble and was given his 3rd blown save. The loss went to Logan Kensing who never made it through an out but gave up 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 walk which were the result of a home run. His record now stands at 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA.

Would have been a good win if the fish could have held on. They were down 4-3 when they entered the 9th inning and they put together 2 runs to take a 5-4 lead. Unfortunately the Braves didn’t give up and the got 1 run in the bottom of the 9th to tie it at 5, then got 2 runs to take the 7-5 win. Game 2 will take place on Tuesday with the Marlins looking to even the series.

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