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Big City Fish Part Deux LIVE!: Colorado Rockies 7 @ Florida Marlins 3 -- FINAL Game 2

Swwep The Marlins, fresh off a 10-3 win over the Rockies on Sunday, now go for the series sweep in the second game of the doubleheader.

Here are the lineups:

Colorado: LF Seth Smith; CF Carlos Gonzalez; 1B Todd Helton; SS Troy Tulowitzki; RF Brad Hawpe; 3B Garrett Atkins; 2B Clint Barmes; C Yorvit Torrealba; LHP Jorge De La Rosa

Florida: LF Chris Coghlan; CF Emilio Bonifacio; SS Hanley Ramirez; 1B Jorge Cantu; 2B Dan Uggla; RF Cody Ross; 3B Wes Helms; C Ronny Paulino; RHP Rick VandenHurk.

T1: VandenHurk opens the game by walking Smith; Gonzalez singles; Helton K; runners advance on a called wild pitch that looked like a passed ball to me...Marlins end up giving up a run but get out of inning...Gonzalez caught in rundown at third, then Tulowitzki caught trying to snag second...

B1:Bonifacio gets on, gets thrown out taking second on pitch out...Hanley gets another hit, but is stranded...

T2:Rockies pick up two off Clint Barmes' homer to left...into the second row of the club seats...

B2: Cody Ross gets to second but goes no further...

-- Notes from Game 1: The Marlins banged out 17 hits, continuing the team record for consecutive games with 10-plus hits. Florida is now at 12 straight games with 10 or more hits. The previous record was six (Aug 13-19, 2000). The last team to go 12 straight was the 2006 Yankees.

Florida also has scored six-plus runs in eight games -- also continuing a franchise record.

-- Hanley Ramirez has a 12 game hitting streak going after singling in the first; he's trying to tie Coghlan's franchise record (set just last week) for consecutive multi-hit games. Hanley's at seven.

-- Dan Uggla is riding a six game hitting streak.

-- Chris Volstad has three career RBI. He had two of them today.

-- Ross Gload and Wes Helm lead the league with 14 pinch-hit base hits.

T3:Carlos Gonzalez sends an 0-1 pitch into the stands in right...whomever got to it threw it back onto the field....

Most interesting thing to happen so far is Billy the Marlin's birthday...the whole gang is here, from Stanley C. to Sebastian the Ibis to Burnie. Looks like Albert the Alligator also made the drive south from Gainesville to celebrate with Billy (who is now 16. Man how the time flies.)

Will return when something interesting happens out there...Stay tuned...

T4: How about this? VandenHurk puts the Rocks down in order...

Will return when something of interest happens...stay tuned...

B4: Marlins have the bases loaded with one out...Hanley walked, Cantu singled and Ross walked...Wes Helms batting...De La Rosa now at 70 pitches, two more than VandenHurk...Helms strikes out on some high heat...that brings up Ronny...Inning ends when Hanley comes home on a wild pitch but was called out after being tagged by the pitcher...close play...

T5: Rocks go down 1-2-3

B5: Ronny led off with a single, then went all the way to third when VandenHurk laid down a bunt that was thrown wild to second. After Coghlan flied out to shallow left (Paulino held), Bonifacio bounced one up the middle into center to put the Fish on the board...Hanley strikes out on a checked swing...Cantu strikes out and that's that...two men left on...

T6:Colorado opens things up as Brad Hawpe sends a two-run shot to left...VandenHurk is done for the day...

B6:Marlins have two on, but put nothing across...pinch hitter Hermida pops up to short to end it...

B7: With runners on the corners and one out, Cantu lines one into left to score Coghlan and cut the FLA deficit to four...Uggla strikes out looking for the second out, with Cody Ross driving a pitch to center to drive in Hanley to make it 6-3...Helms singles to right, but Cantu is held...bases loaded, two outs for Paulino...and he pops up to second to end it...

-- Cody Ross has six hits today, setting a franchise record for most hits in a doubleheader. Previous record was five, last done by Josh Willingham in 2006 @ Philadelphia...

-- Cantu's hit was the 10th of the game for the Marlins, extending their franchise record to 13 straight games with 10-plus hits...

B8:Marlins get two on with one out, but Hanley strikes out (unless this thing goes to extra innings, his multi-hit streak is over) and Cantu flies out to deep left...three more outs...

T9:Rockies add another run, Yorvit Torrealba driving in one to make it 7-3...Marlins down to it...

B9:Uggla, then Ross and Helms...

Well that's that...enjoy the rest of your summer y'all...

GEORGE RICHARDS

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vivasicily

Time to get Anibel back and send Vandenhurk back down to The Netherlands....Would love to see the fish grab Smoltz just in case too.

FireFrediAmezagaesmierda

lets give credit where credit is due. De La Rosa did okay for the rockies today but in just about every inning we had him on the ropes and failed to get the big hit to come through. that being said, it was of no help to have a double-A caliber pitcher out on the mound in Rick VandenHurk... next Marlin to participate in HR Derby should take Hurk because he will give up millions of homers.. it is what he does best. i know they wnt to give sanchy one more start before calling him up but Hurk nor West belong here. Nice to tke 2 of 3 but we needed a sweep... cant win them all but we may have to in order to get in post-season 2 of 3 3 of 4 may not do it. Fredi should hve pulled him from the strt so wht if it is second game of DH, its crunch time do wat it take to win... no reason or time to be holding back now. said it once before and ill say it again it is Friendly Fraud Fredi and his questinable coaching that will keep us from making the playoffs nothing else.

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