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Frayed Knot
Jun 29 2005 11:55 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 30 2005 12:14 AM

Marlins win it in the 13th - after trying to lose the thing about 10 different ways.

- First, Florida scored 2 in the 8th to tie the game 4-4 that they'd been losing from the start, Leiter started, didn't last 5.
- Then they blew scoring chances in almost every inning from the 9th on, including situations like: winning run on 3rd/no outs, etc, but could never push a run across.
- Then Andruw (who else?) HRs in top 13 to give Los Bravos the lead
- Then the Fish put the first 2 on in the bottom ... only to make the next 2 outs (Cabrera & Delgado) til it looked hopeless.
- Then they get 2 consect RBI hits (LoDuca & Encarnacion) w/2 outs off Atlanta's [u:e4df7092a7]9th[/u:e4df7092a7] pitcher of the game (Benaro) to tie, then win the game.

Jun 29 2005 11:59 PM

WOW, crazy game, thanks for the update, last I heard a few minutes ago on the 20/20 was the Braves winning, crazy division.

Edgy DC
Jun 30 2005 08:24 AM

We could definitiely handle Atlanta's ninth pitcher.

Jun 30 2005 08:37 AM

The box score is ridiculous. A total of 16 pitchers and 27 different people coming to the plate.

Jun 30 2005 09:17 AM

The Braves are carrying 13 pitchers right now? Connie Mack is rolling over in his grave.

edit: And speaking of the Braves, [url=]this[/url] is pretty funny (and features Don Zimmer Falling Down, one of my favorite P-Boink characters). Try as I might, I just can't hate Julio Franco. I wish he was a Met.

Julio Franco's first two appearances against the Mets came against Terry Leach, in his 10-inning one-hitter in 1982, and Scott Holman, who last threw a pitch in September 1983 and made his major league debut against Phil Garner, Don Robinson, and Omar Moreno.

Jun 30 2005 10:22 AM

Edgy DC wrote:
We could definitiely handle Atlanta's ninth pitcher.

Depends on if they woud be playing at the Ted.
Then, we'd only have an historic 1 in 3 xhance of handling him.


Frayed Knot
Jun 30 2005 10:29 AM

Benaro - brought in to start the 13th - was Atlanta's last available pitcher.

Florida meanwhile had burned all their available bench players.

Somewhere in the middle of the game Raffy Furball went down w/what looked like a twised knee and was evetually pulled from the game.

Julio Franco in June: .378/.455.784
OK so it's only in 37 ABs but still, the guy'll turn 47 soon.

Andruw in June: 13 HRs -- something Aaron & Mathews never did for the Braves

Wilson Betemit in June: .351/.388/.635
Once considered a top prospect, he's been spinning his wheels in the monors ever since and was starting to look like a bust

Kelly Johnson - an IFer converted to OF called up out of AA - started his ML career 1-for-31. Since then he's 23/50 w/8 extra-base hits including 4 HRs.

And that doesn't even include the near-rookie (Jorge Sosa) who beat Dontrelle the other night; the catcher (McCann) who filled in quite nicely (.348/.400/.478) when Estrada was injured; the prospects they've dealt in the last 2 years to get Drew, then Kolb (OK, so that one didn't work out so well), and then Hudson; or their best two position prospects: Jeff Francouer - who they've yet to call up; and Andy Marte - who was up briefly.
It's like that team has a never-ending conveyer belt of talent that shows up and then performs well right out of the box just as they need it.