Game over: Marlins 15, Red Sox 7
Suffice to say, not a good day for pitching. The ball was flying out all over the place. What a treat to watch 21-year-old prospect Mike Stanton with Bo Jackson-Jose Canseco-type power. Stanton knocked in seven runs with a pair of a three-run homers and a single. Clay Buchholz had a rough day allowing four homers, throwing 82 pitches and allowing six earned runs (11 all told) over four innings.
Michael Bowden also had a rough day (0.2 innings, five hits, three runs). Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a nice day at the plate with three hits and four RBI including a lefthanded homer. He also hit a righthanded double. He did have a couple shaky throws.
Top 9th: Marlins 15, Red Sox 7
Drew Sutton doubled, Nate Sears walked and after Sutton moved to third on a flyball out, he scored on Ryan Khoury’s ground out.
Bottom 6th: Marlins 15, Red Sox 6
A seventh RBI for Stanton, a single scoring the 14th run. Michael Bowden got hit around. Matt Albers struck out two in his 1.1 innings allowing three hits and one run.
Top 5th: Marlins 11, Red Sox 6
Jarrod Saltalamacchia has three hits, a homer and two doubles, four RBI. His latest double came righthanded. Buchholz is out of the game., Horrible line: 4 IP, 11 hits, 11 runs, 6 earned, one walk, five strikeouts, four home runs, 82 pitches.
Bottom fourth: Marlins 11, Red Sox 5
This is probably as bad as you’ll ever see Clay Buchholz – 11 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits. Mike Stanton is having a Bo Jackson-esque type day with two very long three-run homers. Logan Morrison also hit a two-run homer. There have been four homers hit by the Marlins, who entered the game with seven in spring training. The wind was carrying the ball pretty nicely, but still….
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 5, Marlins 5
Now we’ve seen the already legendary power of Marlins outfielder MIke Stanton. He hit a three-run mammoth shot to leftcenter that seemed to either clear or come close to clearing a building beyond the fence against Buchholz. Stanton has slowly worked his way back to the lineup after nursing a quad strain in only his second spring training at-bat.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 5, Marlins 2
Big inning for BoSoxers. Jacoby Ellsbury might be turning into Jim Edmonds before our eyes, belting another home run – his third of the camp – with Drew Sutton aboard. Saltalamacchia, who grew up in nearby West Palm Beach, stroked a double off the left field wall scoring two more. All of the runs came against Javier Vazquez.
Bottom 2nd: Marlins 2, Red Sox 1
Battle of the catchers – John Buck goes deep for with Fish with Logan Morrison (single) aboard against Buchholz, who also hit Donnie Muprhy with a pitch in what was an erratic inning for Boston’s No. 3 starter.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 1, Marlins 0
Hitting lefthanded, Jarrod Saltalamacchia flashed some power connecting on a 2-1 fastball from Marlins starter Javier Vazquez and sending it over the rightcenter field fence. It was Salty’s first homer of the camp. Clay Buchholz allowed a single to Hanley Ramirez in the first inning and is now pitching in the second inning.