Congrats, you last-place Marlins, on your biggest inning in history.
Here’s the video, from an out-of-breath news anchor:
The Marlins scored so many runs in the 5th inning on Tuesday that I ran out of breath and needed some help out of the bullpen. pic.twitter.com/Qcv7cyE02t
— Will Manso (@WillMansoWPLG) June 5, 2019
The Marlins are 21-36. Last place in the entire National League. No real talent on the team, no real hope for anything to change.
And then, as baseball somehow does, we get this:
Eleven runs in the fifth inning.
And a 16-0 win against the first-place Brewers.
Really smart strategy by the Marlins going with the "Score 11 runs in 1 inning" game plan today. pic.twitter.com/KpslnsZdIC
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 5, 2019
Things like this just don’t happen, anywhere else.
The Dolphins don’t pop off a 72-0 win over the Packers, with 40 points in the second quarter.
But today in Milwaukee, baseball caught the “Brew Crew” drunk in the afternoon, and just inked in its tacit slogan:
The most bizarro-weird (major) sport there is.
— Adnan Virk (@adnansvirk) June 5, 2019
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 5, 2019
Another more aspect to the weird:
There wasn’t one home run in the inning. Just contact after contact after contact, in a string that went like this:
Single, walk, strikeout, double, walk, single, single, double, single, single, error, double, groundout, single, strikeout.
And out of that tangle—eleven runs.
15-0, Marlins ahead in Milwaukee.
Every single player in the Marlins lineup had an RBI in the 5th inning. That’s insane. pic.twitter.com/9XO8TjRhCx
— Will Manso (@WillManso) June 5, 2019
These seats all for being down 10-0 to the last place Marlins in the 5th inning 🙄😬 pic.twitter.com/VlL0F81vlo
— Michael Fromm (@MichaelFromm22) June 5, 2019
What made it even better, weirder, all-around great, was that it was arguably the second-most entertaining inning of the game.
In the ninth, Craig Counsell sent out on infielder to the mound, and well, watch and enjoy:
Last night, down 16-0 to the @Marlins in the 9th inning, the @Brewers sent out utility infielder Hernan Perez to pitch. ICYMI, he imitated various pitching styles, had fun, and threw a 1-2-3 inning. He was the only Brewer to not give up a hit last night. pic.twitter.com/aCNQRicqyc
— First and Fan (@FirstandFan1) June 5, 2019
These are the kind of games we watch for.
The last-place Marlins, the first-place Brewers, taking an average afternoon and dialing up the baseball carnival to, well…