I thought the Nationals lineup was slugger-heavy. Turns out they have nothing on the Marlins. The Marlins have hitters up and down their lineup and a couple of sluggers sprinkled in between for good measure.
The Giants have the Giants. We haven’t shown much for the long ball and our hitting can be spotty. Add that to an unusually sub-par outing for our rookie, Ty Blach, and you have the perfect recipe for a Giants loss.
Giants fans know that recipe by heart.
The Marlins scored first Monday evening with a two-run homer from their All∗Star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton, in the bottom of the first. The Giants caught up when Pablo Sandoval led-off the third with a single, Kelby Tomlinson drew a walk and Ty Blach’s textbook sacrafice bunt moved both up a base. Pablo and Kelby scored on Denard Span‘s ground-rule double, tying the score. Span scored on Hunter Pence‘s single, giving the Giants a one-run lead.
The Marlins continued to add on, but the Giants did not.
The final score was: Giants 3, Marlins 8
Hanging on to #28 by a thread. The White Sox are one thread fray away from overtaking us. And they play the Dodgers Tuesday.