Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 06-09-2010
Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Alex Sanabia, Aramis Ramirez, Atlanta Braves, Burke Badenhop, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Ruiz, Charlie Morton, Chicago Cubs, Emilio Bonifacio, Eric O'Flaherty, Florida Marlins, Hanley Ramirez, Ike davis, Jason Marquis, John Axford, Jonathon Niese, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Mike Minor, Milwaukee Brewers, Nate McLouth, New York Mets, pedro alvarez, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Prince Fielder, Randy Wolf, Rickie Weeks, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Braun, Ryan Dempster, Ryan Zimmerman, Scott Cousins, Washington Nationals
Marlins vs. Braves
The Marlins blew a 6-0 lead to the first place Braves, but scored a run in the bottom of the 10th to earn a 7-6 victory Sunday afternoon in Florida.
The Marlins jumped on Atlanta starter Mike Minor for six runs in the first three innings. Hanley Ramirez ignited Florida’s offense with a run-scoring single in the first inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the third to put the Marlins up 6-0. Marlins starter Alex Sanabia held the Braves scoreless until Nate McLouth singled home a run in the fifth, and Atlanta rallied for five more runs in the sixth to even the score. Florida outfielder Cameron Maybin kept the Braves from taking the lead when he robbed McLouth of what would have been a go-ahead grand slam. Instead, McLouth’s long drive turned into an unusual two-run sacrifice fly which tied the game at 6.
The score remained tied at 6 until the bottom of the 10th. After lining a foul ball off of on-deck batter Logan Morrison, Florida’s Emilio Bonifacio tripled off of Atlanta reliever Eric O’Flaherty (3-2) to open the inning. With Morrison unable to take his turn at bat, pinch hitter Scott Cousins delivered his first major league hit to score Bonifacio with the winning run. Burke Badenhop (2-5) earned the victory in relief for the Marlins.
Phillies vs. Brewers
The Phillies remained a game back of the Braves as they fell by a score of 6-2 to former Phillie Randy Wolf and the Brewers in Philadelphia.
Prince Fielder blasted a three-run homer off of Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (9-8) in the first inning to give Milwaukee an early lead. The Phillies pulled to within a run in the second inning when Carlos Ruiz doubled home two runs off of Wolf, but the Brewers answered back with single runs in the third and fourth innings. The Brew Crew pounded out 13 hits, including three each by Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun.
Wolf (11-10) allowed just two runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings, and John Axford pitched two scoreless innings to earn save number 20.
Mets vs. Cubs
The sliding Mets avoided a sweep as their offense exploded for 18 runs and 21 hits in an 18-5 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.
The Cubs built a 4-2 lead off of New York starter Jonathon Niese, helped by a two run homer from Aramis Ramirez. However, the Mets knocked out Chicago starter Ryan Dempster (12-10) in the fifth with a five run inning. Ruben Tejada singled home two runs to break a 4-4 tie, and added his first major league home run in the seventh as the Mets took the lead for good. The Mets broke open the game by scoring five runs in both the eighth and ninth innings. Tejada drove in five runs on the afternoon, and Ike Davis added four hits, including a home run. Niese (9-7) wasn’t on top of his game, allowing five runs over six plus innings, but earned the victory thanks to New York’s offensive outburst.
Nationals vs. Pirates
The Nationals used a five run inning and solid starting pitching on their way to a 8-1 victory against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
After scoring a run in the first on an RBI ground out from Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals took control of the game in the fourth inning off of Charlie Morton (1-11) and the Pirates. Adam Dunn homered, and Zimmerman singled home two more in the five run frame. Meanwhile, Washington starter Jason Marquis (2-7) allowed just one run over six innings, courtesy of a Pedro Alvarez solo homer. Zimmerman added another run scoring single in the sixth, finishing the game with four RBI to lead the Nationals to the victory.