MiamiHerald / “All the credit to (Anderson), putting that bat together against their closer,” Marlins infielder Miguel Rojas said of Anderson’s stubborn at bat against Strickland that resulted in a walk. “That, for sure, rattled him right there. He wasn’t expecting that at bat from the leadoff guy, and I think everything started from that at bat.”
Next up was J.T. Realmuto, who drove a RBI double into the gap to make it 4-3.
After Justin Bour walked and Cameron Maybin grounded into a fielder’s choice to leave runners at the corners, Brinson and Rojas followed with the tying and go-ahead singles. Strickland apparently didn’t take kindly to Brinson’s bat flip on the game-tying single and stared at the Marlins rookie as he was walking back to the dugout. No words were ever exchanged.
“I’m not sure exactly what it was about,” Mattingly said. “But guys emotions out there, one’s really excited and one’s frustrated.”
Kyle Barraclough worked a clean ninth for his sixth save. Tayron Guerrero, who pitched the eighth, earned his first major league win.