WATCH: St. Louis Cardinals lose 10-9 to the Miami Marlins on a brutal throwing error from closer Jordan Hicks
The St. Louis Cardinals last to the Miami Marlins 10-9 last night after a brutal error from closer Jordan Hicks handed the Fish a walk-off win.
St. Louis entered the ninth inning down 8-7 to the Marlins but managed to take the lead with two outs on a two-run home run from Jordan Walker to put the Cardinals up 9-8.
Jordan Walker 2-Run Home Run
Disaster struck in the bottom of the ninth after the Marlins put two runners on with just one out. Joey Wendle stepped up to the plate against Cardinals’ closer Jordan Hicks.
Wendle hit a slow chopper back to Hicks, which honestly, could have easily been a game-ending double play but instead, Hicks decided to take the “easy out” at first base.
Instead of getting any outs, Hicks airmailed the baseball over Paul Goldschmidt’s head into right field, allowing the Marlins to score two runs and walk away with a 10-9 walk-off victory.
Jordan Hicks Throwing Error
I mean that wasn’t even close.
A routine ball back to the pitcher and Hicks basically threw the baseball into the stands.
The result was the St. Louis Cardinals dropping to a shocking 35-51 on the season. This baseball team simply hasn’t been the same ever since Jean Segura took their souls last season as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL Wild Card.
Jean Segura Ruined the St. Louis Cardinals
The Liberty Line with Phans of Philly in Arizona at a Phillies Wild Card Watch Party
What’s even more shocking is that the Marlins continue to find ways to win baseball games. With last night’s win, they improved to 51-37 and sit in second place in the NL East standings with a 3.5 game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in third.
The Marlins and the Phillies (46-39) both hold Wild Card spots in the National League, and will close out the first half of the 2023 season in Miami in a series that starts tomorrow.
With four games left before the All-Star break, the Phillies improved to 46-39 on the season and remain in third place in the National League Wild Card. Tonight, they’ll send Cristopher Sanchez to the mound for the series finale against the Rays before heading to Miami Marlins, who are in second in the NL East standings.