The Marlins were able to win one of the four game series against the Reds and were tied today going into the 7th. Then Jon Rauch showed up for work. He didn’t land in a great situation, coming into the game with the bases loaded courtesy of Alex Sanabia. The bases were loaded via a walk and two hits. Rauch came in to face Brandon Phillips, who has been lights out this season. The following ensued:
The damage was bad. Only two outs, 2 singles, 2 doubles, and one walk. Both Phillips and Bruce had long at bats by extending them via foul balls. This seemed like another relief situation that Mike Redmond just didn’t care after the Reds scored a few runs to take a lead they would not relinquish. Miami did score three more runs in the 9th so if Rauch could have gotten Frazier out, they may have tied it. Of course, if the Reds were only up 3, we may have seen Aroldis Chapman instead of Manny Para. Word is Rauch is thinking of getting another tattoo to commemorate the events. I haven’t confirmed yet.