If yesterday’s interleague excitement wasn’t enough for you to get to today’s Marlins game, then 790 The Ticket’s infield box blowout promotion sure will. The flagship station of the Marlins baseball is offering $7.90 tickets for infield box seats to today’s game against the AL West leading Texas Rangers (36-28).
If you missed yesterday’s action, well then you missed A LOT. Not only was it the home debut of rookie phenom Mike Stanton, but the amazing pitching duel between Josh Johnson and C.J. Wilson went for naught, as Marlins’ closer Leo Nunez blew the save in the top of the ninth.
The only solid pitcher in the Marlins’ bullpen, Nunez, served up a fastball over the heart of the plate to former Marlin Matt Treanor. The pinch-hitter stroked a triple to the area of center field known as the “Bermuda triangle,” which allowed two runs to score and put the Rangers up by a run in the bottom of the inning. Cody Ross seemed to be eaten up on the play worse than a visiting left fielder playing a ball off the ‘Monster’ in Fenway.
The Rangers’ rookie closer, Neftali Feliz, came in and shut the door on the Marlins in the bottom of the ninth with some electric heat topping off at 98 mph, that kid is GOOD.
Regardless, today’s action seems to be just as exciting, as I’m sure the Marlins are out for blood as they try to keep pace with the rest of the surging N.L. East. So come to the game, get a ticket for $7.90 and see some of the most exciting players in the game. I’ll be there in section 142 so look for me, and if you missed Matt Treanor’s triple to win it you can read about it here.