Game two of the series against the Nationals
didn’t start out so well for the Fish Tuesday night at Land Shark Stadium.
That was in good part due to the fact that for some reason Sean West
decided Nats pitcher Craig Stammen
was the most imposing batter in the lineup. Seriously, Sean. A two-run shot to Adam Dunn
, we get. A walk and a two-run single to Craig Stammen
? Not as much.
Good thing this is the Nationals we’re talking about. In that case we know that, obviously, a 5-1 deficit merely serves to set up the Marlins’ come-from-behind victory.
was decidedly less intimidated by Stammen than Sean West appeared to be. He hit a two-run shot off the pitcher in the sixth inning, establishing a franchise record for nine straight games with at least one RBI.
And then, as is custom, came the rain. The obligatory deluge was at least kind enough to wait until Han-RISP drove in a few more in the bottom of the seventh, sealing a win for the Marlins when the game was called 89 minutes later.
The Fish are now two-for-two now in the rain-shortened game category this season, which almost makes us not care about nearly drowning in our seats last night.
This afternoon the Men in Teal go for the sweep–and a 9-0 record against the Nats on the season. Ace Josh Johnson
is on the mound; thousands of snotty-nosed kiddos are in the stands. Oh yes. It’s Camp Day.