Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jacobs Helps Marlins Lose to Nationals

Tonight the Florida Marlins were defeated by the Florida Marlins 9-6. No, that's not a typo. This is another case of the Marlins losing games because of their own mishaps in the field. Tonight's culprit was Jorge Cantu...just kidding, for once it was not him. It was Mike Jacobs.

The Marlins were down 6-4 in the top of the 8th when Washington had the bases loaded with one out. Then, a sharp ground ball hit right to Mike Jacobs at first base. Jacobs proceeds to throw to the plate (as he should) intending to get the force and maybe end the inning with a double play back to first. But Jacobs thought this was too easy and air-mailed it to the back stop. And of course, the Nationals go on to score 2 more runs putting the game essentially out of reach.

Down 6-4, the Marlins may not have come back, but atleast they would have had an opportunity. Washington has terrible relief pitching, and after all, the Marlins were able to cut the lead to 9-6 with a potential game-tying rally in the 9th.


1 comment:

Jay Warman said...

Nowadays its hardly ever Cantu with the defensive miscues. He has improved. Jake on the other hand, well, you guys know I'm mad at him.