The Morning After – Marlins 9 Rockies 8


Wow, this one stings a bit.  Any time you have your ace on the bump and the offense comes through for 8 runs, you expect to win easily.  This is the type of back and forth game that playoff teams find a way to win.  Let’s hope the Rox are able to forget this one quickly and move on.


Miguel Olivo – One of the biggest surprises for the Rox and the best hitting catcher in the NL this season had a game to forget.  Twice Olivo punched out with runners in scoring position and two outs.  If he could have come through once, we may have been looking at a different outcome.  Olivo finished the game 0-5 with 3 Ks.


5.1 – In his shortest outing of the year, Ubaldo Jimenez threw 5.1 innings before a 3 run homer from Mike Stanton sent him to the showers and gave the Fish the lead 6-4.  This was Jimenez’s shortest outing of the season.  It’s possible that the All Star Break threw him off his normal rhythm, as this was his first start in 11 days, excluding the All Star Game.  Let’s hope he was just shaking off some rust and will return to his dominant first half form.


Huston we have a problem – A horrible cliché, I know, but with 2 outs in the 9th Street gave up a game winning 2 run homer to Donnie Murphy, who has all of 10 career home runs.  Closers need to have short memories, so let’s hope Street’s is especially brief.  The Rox may need to call on Street again in this series, and he must be ready.