Pierre paces Marlins to Game 2 win over Giants
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"I'm not saying it's because we won the game today, but I was very confident these guys would come out and be ready to play and play hard, because that's the type of guys we got," said
"It was just a weird day,"
"I don't know,"
In the seventh, the
In the bottom of the eighth, the
The two starting pitchers,
San Francisco's Ponson, who was acquired from the
"In a game like this, you have to be really up to par completely," Alou said about Ponson's performance. "Especially against a club that swings the bats, you know, they swing the bat aggressively."
Game 3 is scheduled for Friday afternoon at Pro Player Stadium.
"When we came in here, you know, this has been a tough place for us...I guess for everyone," McKeon said. "And we come in here and sure we would have liked to win two in a row, but we were hoping at least we could come out of here with a split. It's a big positive for us to get back home with a 1-1 situation.
Each team scored a run in the first. In the top of the frame, Pierre and Castillo got things going by starting the game with consecutive singles. One out later, each runner moved up a base on a wild pitch by Ponson. Pierre then crossed the plate via a groundout to shortstop by Lee.
In the home half, the
But it didn't take long for the
"Getting down 4-1, you know, I think they were confident that they were going to get us again," Pierre said. "But then we got guys on, guys moving around, beating them with hits, you know, singles and doubles, what we do, you know, put the pressure on them, and kept the pressure on them every inning."
In the bottom of the fifth, the