May 22, 2005 (from rainout on May 20, 2005)

NL Game 47


Rose Tree Getty Marlins    21

Bill Battey's Yankees    6


After a quiet first inning, featuring excellent pitching by both the Marlins Tommy Higgins and the Yankees, the Yankees scored three in the bottom of the second with a timely double by Tyler Talarico-Yunker. At the end of two, the score was 3-1 Yankees.


In the third, the Marlins scored six runs on five walks and hits from William Manganiello and Brian Snow. Tommy Higgins continued pitching well in the third. After two quick outs, the Yankees threatened with two sharp hits from Brendan Welsh and James McConnon. Expert batsman Christian Miller drove a shot to right field which was fielded by the Marlins' Casey Brown. Brown threw home too late for the first run to score, but a heads up play by catcher Brian Snow, tossing it to Timmy Quinn covering home nabbed the Yankees runner at the plate to end the inning. At the end of three, it was 7-4 Marlins.


In the fourth, the Marlins bats erupted for five more runs with three hits by Michael Solomon, Corey Hansen and Brian Snow, as well as three walks. Of note was Michael Solomon's deep RBI double to left center scoring Timmy Quinn, as well as Jack Misko's RBI single. In the bottom of the fourth, Tommy Higgins again pitched effectively yielding one run on one hit and two walks, while striking out three. Higgins finished the fourth with a total of nine strikeouts and only three walks. at the end of four, the score was 12-5


In the fifth, the Marlins threatened again with the bases loaded, but managed only one run as the Yankees pitching struck out two to end the inning. In the bottom of the fifth, William Manganiello continued the Marlins pitching prowess, striking out two and yielding only one hit.


In the sixth, the Marlins first ten batters reached base, scoring eight in a seven walk, four hit barrage. The inning ended with an excellent double play by the Yankees second baseman. In the bottom of the sixth, William Manganiello pitched well again, striking out two and yielding one run on an RBI ground out by Ben Wolters. Final score Marlins 21, Yankees 5.