Another stellar performance from Josh Johnson, another blown lead by the bullpen. Another pinch-hitter, another walk-off win for Florida. Such are the misadventures of your Florida Marlins, who took game four of their series against the Colorado Rockies this afternoon with a 3-2 win. As for JJ's chance at another win, it's as they say in the Kevin Costner baseball flick Bull Durham: "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Or was that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Either way, a win is a win, even if it will eventually cost your ace pitcher a much-deserved Cy Young award.
Today's game had a first-pitch start time of 12:10, presumably because the Marlins wanted to see what it's like to play on the surface of the sun. And on this 89-degree day at the appropriately named Sun Life Stadium, JJ struck out 11 Rockies in 6 1/3 innings of absolute ballstastic work. The one run Johnson gave up was a second inning homer by Ian Stewart, who for some reason always morphs into Stan Musial whenever he plays the Fish.
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