Hanley Ramirez is a Stud

The Marlins took the second game of the series behind Hanley Ramirez. He homered and drove in two runs in support of Andrew Miller. The Marlins scored two runs on double play ground outs and another run on a wild pitch.

Miller tossed 6-2/3 IP of three run ball to get the win. The Marlins did their damage off of Zach Duke who gave three earned runs in six innings. He struck out five. Andy LaRoche and Garrett Jones homered to pace the Pittsburgh attack. Dan Meyer tossed the 9th for the save.

The Good

Wow. Not much. Homers, I guess.

The Bad

How many times can I bemoan the lack of offense.

The Rest

Former Bucco backstop Ronny Paulino was 0-4.

Miller had lost in his only other appearance against the Bucs, back in April of this season.

Duke has never beaten the Marlins. Florida is the only NL team he has yet to beat in his career.

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Randy Linville

Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.

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