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June 13, 2009 12:27 AM

Game #62: Marlins vs Cardinals

Land Shark Stadium - 1:05 PM - Andrew Miller vs Todd Wellemeyer

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Without Hanley Ramirez or Jorge Cantu in the lineup, the Marlins got their offense from an unusual place: two homers by Ross Gload. However, the cardinals got more from their usual suspects and dropped the Marlins 6-5 in comeback fashion in the finale of a three game series.

Andrew Miller: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8 K - Set down 12 in a row at one point. First time he didn't walk any in a start in his major league career. That ran his k/bb over his past five starts to 30/11.

Ross Gload: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI - First multi-homer game of his career. He's batting .351 in 10 starts this year with hits in all but two of them, and has been on base in all but one of them (.425 OBP) which means Jorge Cantu can take his time recovering from his dizzy spells. I've said it before but I'll say it again: best offseason acquisition.

Jorge Cantu: 1-1 - Unfortunately for Gload, Cantu may not need much more time at all as he proved in the 9th when he came the teal monster away from tying the game on his first swing. Cantu could be back as soon as tomorrow.

Jeremy Hermida: 2-4, R, RBI, K - Third straight multi-hit game. First time he's reached that plateau since May 2008. On the homestand, he hit .323 with two homers and five RBIs.

Leo Nunez: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB - Was throwing 95+ mph knuckleballs, letting go of his fastball, not having a clue where it was going to wind up. Gave up three runs on three hits and a walk without getting an out. first runs he's given up since May 23 but as he approaches his career high in appearances (this was his 32nd meaning he's appeared in more than half of the Marlins' games so far, his career high is 45) you can't help but think outings like this are going to happen more frequently

John Baker - Against a righty in a one run game with a RISP in the 8th, he did not pinch hit for Ronny Paulino nor did he pinch hit for Emilio Bonifacio, who hits .206 in late and close situations and .200 in the 9th, with the tying run on second in the 9th. This tells us that Baker is still hurting after being hit in the eye by a backswing on Monday night, requiring stitches.

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