June 2, 2005

NL Game 58


Rose Tree Getty Marlins    13

HAP A's    3


The Marlins came out strong in the first inning, scoring the first five batters on four hits and four walks. In the bottom of the first, Marlins' pitcher William Manganiello got two quick outs. The A's threatened with two runners on first and third before William got the final out on a strike out. At the end of one, it was Marlins 5, A's 0.


In the second, A's pitcher Ian McKernan settled down and allowed only one run to score while striking out two. In the bottom of the second, William Manganiello continued to pitch well, striking out the side while yielding only one walk. At the end of two, it was Marlins 6, A's 0.


In the third, the Marlins scored again on a bases loaded walk but left three runners stranded. In the bottom of the inning, after two quick strike outs, the A's strung together some hits and walks to score their first run off a single by Calvin Samson to make the score 7-1 Marlins.


In the fourth, Timmy Quinn reached second on an error and stole third. Tommy Higgins drove a ground ball to the left side of the infield to score Quinn. In the bottom of the fourth, the A's got their first two batters on but new pitcher Tim Quinn struck out the next three batters to end the threat. At the end of four, it was 8-1 Marlins.


In the fifth, A's pitcher Sean Myers handled the Marlins batters as well, striking out two while yielding only one walk. In the bottom of the fifth, the A's threatened, getting two runs from a single by Daniel Enterlin, two walks and an error. However, Timmy Quinn bore down with two on and struck out the last two batters to end the inning. At the end of five, it was 8-3.


In the top of the sixth, a walk, two singles and an error resulted in two runs. Brian Snow slammed a triple down the first base line to score two more. Snow came in to score on Eli Avart's single and Casey Brown also recorded a single to make the score 13-3. In the bottom of the sixth, with one out and runners on first and second, Ashton Raines hit a screaming line drive toward third base. Matt Divis made a spectacular catch and quickly threw to first base for the Marlins second double play of the game to end the A's rally. Final score, Marlins 13, A's 3.