Originally posted on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 5/24/12

The Miami Marlins fell to the San Francisco Giants 14-7 in a wild game on Thursday.   In what looked more like a 49ers and Dolphins game, the teams exchanged big innings with San Francisco ultimately coming out on top.   It was the second consecutive loss for the Marlins, something they hadn’t done since the end of April.   Miami still holds the best record in MLB for May with a 16-7 mark.

Anibal Sanchez did not fare well allowing five runs on seven hits in only five and a third innings of work.   The veteran did strike out seven hitters but was done in by the sixth inning that featured four runs.     With the loss, Sanchez fell to 2-3 on the year and dropped a rare decision to San Francisco — a team he normally dominates.    The pitching did not get much better when the relievers took over as Ryan Webb allowed three runs in one and two third innings followed by a lackluster effort from Mike Dunn.   The lefty who had been optioned to AAA earlier in the season was demoted again after the game following a four run inning.   The four runs proved to be costly as the Marlins mounted a comeback in the bottom half of the inning.   Steve Cishek worked the ninth allowing two runs on two hits following an Omar Infante error.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his tenth home run of the year and it was another moonshot that landed way up in center field.     The blast was one of three hits on the day for Stanton who also doubled and knocked in three runs.  Omar Infante picked up four hits and stole two bases to continue his All-Star worthy season.     Brett Hayes had a rough game in the field and at the plate going 1-5 while committing an error.    Hayes also misplayed a rundown in the sixth that led to the Giants’ rally.   It was the second straight start for the backup catcher as he sees increased playing time due to John Buck’s ineffectiveness at the plate.

The Marlins will try to get back in the win column on Friday with a scheduled matchup of aces.   For San Francisco, Tim Lincecum is scheduled to start against Josh Johnson of Miami.

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