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Anatomy of a 9 run inning…
- Updated: August 21, 2012
Oh yeah and I think Stanton homered? But I’ll get to that.
Joe Saunders was rolling into the fourth when Solano starts the inning with a nice bloop hit. Jose Reyes outdid his blooper with another blooper and they were in business. Runners on the corners no out. On a hit and run, Carlos Lee hits a routine ground ball to the spot the 2B would have been to score the run and tie the game. The Marlins are nickel and dime-ing Joe Saunders to death. Then of course Stanton comes up and goes YARD…again. 442 feet as shown on hittrackeronline.com (great resource for your home run distance needs)
Ruggiano says “hey Stanton anything you can do I can do better” and hits one exactly 442 feet as well. Ahhh there is nothing like a healthy Justin Ruggiano! 5-1 Fish. (The home runs of Ruggiano and Stanton were actually the two longest home runs of the day.)
The inning could have ended there, but no, John Buck singles, Murphy and Buehrle are out and back to the top of the lineup. Bonifacio picks a great time for an infield single. Solano decides to frustrate Saunders with ANOTHER bloop hit to score Buck. Finally, Reyes puts the nail in Saunders night with a bases-clearing double to make it 8-1…. Oh we aren’t done! Carlos Lee greets the new pitcher with a single and RBI and we end with a 9-1 game. This is how it looks.
|Miami – Top of 4th||SCORE|
|Joe Saunders pitching for Arizona||MIA||ARI|
|D Solano singled to center.||0||1|
|J Reyes singled to shallow right, D Solano to third.||0||1|
|C Lee reached on infield single to second, D Solano scored, J Reyes to second.||1||1|
|G Stanton homered to left (442 feet), J Reyes and C Lee scored.||4||1|
|J Ruggiano homered to center (442 feet).||5||1|
|J Buck singled to left center.||5||1|
|D Murphy flied out to center.||5||1|
|M Buehrle bunt popped out to pitcher.||5||1|
|E Bonifacio reached on infield single to third, J Buck to second.||5||1|
|D Solano singled to right, J Buck scored, E Bonifacio to third.||6||1|
|J Reyes doubled to deep left, E Bonifacio and D Solano scored.||8||1|
|B Bergesen relieved J Saunders.||8||1|
|C Lee singled to center, J Reyes scored, C Lee thrown out at second attempting to advance on play.||9||1|
|9 Runs, 10 Hits, 0 Errors|
Or for you visual learners! http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=24077753&c_id=mia
It is always fun to see innings when a team is just going off like the Marlins did.
Giancarlo Stanton homered completing the game with his 26th homer later on in the game bringing about this ridiculous stat. In 11 games in a NL west city (SF, SD, Col, Az), he has homered 9 times. 35 percent of his home runs are in the NL West cities and he still has 6 more games out there. WOW. Marlins are also 9-2 in those 11 games. Coincidence? The best part of his home runs are the reactions of the Dback players.
They are pretty much in shock and awe of Mr. Giancarlo Stanton. Awesome reactions, but at this point I think this is the reaction everyone around the league has every time Mr. Stanton sends one deep.