February 28, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The money, all his parents had, was more than Alfredo Amezaga had ever seen. So when Alberto and Maria del Carmen Amezaga called their youngest child in their room and showed him the pile of pesos they had gathered on their bed - money to send him from Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, to the U.S. to learn English and make something of himself - he wasn't sure how to react. Eighteen years later, he shakes his head at the memory. "I can't imagine that," says Amezaga, a 35-year-old veteran trying to win a roster spot with the Dodgers.
September 6, 1992 |
Larry Bowa, Philadelphia Phillies third-base coach, will interview for the manager's job of the expansion Florida Marlins, according to a report. Carl Barger, the Marlins' president, said Bowa is among 12 candidates he was considering, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The Atlanta Braves took reliever Alejandro Pena off the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Pena was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 21 after suffering tendinitis in his right elbow.
June 11, 1994
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Mike Parisi said Friday he had signed with the Florida Marlins, who drafted him in the sixth round of the amateur draft. Parisi said he will receive a $69,000 signing bonus, $20,000 for college expenses and $7,500 in incentives based on how well he does in the minor leagues. He said will leave June 19 to play in Elmira, N.Y., in the New York-Penn rookie league.
August 19, 2009 |
Ricky Nolasco struck out 10 in his second complete game of the season and the Florida Marlins had 10 hits for the 14th consecutive game in a 6-2 win Tuesday night over the Houston Astros. Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu and Jeremy Hermida hit solo homers for the Marlins, who've won nine of 11. Florida's streak of 10-hit games is the longest since the 1937 St. Louis Browns reached the total in 15 straight, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Nolasco (9-8) retired 23 in a row after Carlos Lee's two-run homer in the first inning.
October 13, 1997 |
When Livan Hernandez slipped the final pitch past Fred McGriff for his 15th strikeout, the Florida Marlins went wild. Big celebration in the middle of the diamond, with players rushing from the bench and bullpen to join in. Fireworks overhead, mascot Billy the Marlin on the mound waving a banner and a crowd of 51,982 going crazy. Just like they'd won the World Series.
June 12, 1997 |
Still basking in Kevin Brown's no-hitter against San Francisco, the Florida Marlins were concerned their next game might be a letdown. "It can happen," Marlins outfielder Bobby Bonilla said. But it didn't. The Marlins rapped 13 hits to beat the Giants 6-3 Wednesday, a day after Brown's gem. The Marlins got four runs in the first inning, including Bonilla's three-run homer. Bonilla finished with four RBIs. "It was big for us to get the four," he said.
May 8, 2009 |
Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in seven innings Thursday to help the Atlanta Braves complete a two-game sweep of the slumping Florida Marlins, 4-2. Casey Kotchman homered and hit an RBI double for Atlanta. David Ross had a two-run homer. Jurrjens (3-2) gave up two runs, both on homers by Hanley Ramirez. Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez (1-4) gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings before leaving the game because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder.
August 15, 2009 |
Josh Johnson gave up one hit and had a career-high 11 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, and the Florida Marlins tightened the NL wild-card race by beating the Colorado Rockies, 6-5, on Friday night. The Marlins won for the seventh time in eight games and climbed to within two games of the Rockies, who lead the wild-card race. Johnson (12-2) had not given up a hit until Garrett Atkins homered on a 3-2 pitch with two out in the seventh. Chris Iannetta hit a three-run homer in the ninth before Leo Nunez retired pinch-hitter Todd Helton on a fly ball for his 13th save in 17 chances.
October 3, 2009 |
Rick VandenHurk overcame Ryan Howard's early home run and the Florida Marlins once again beat the NL East champion Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, Friday night. Cameron Maybin had four hits, scored three times and drove in a run, and Jorge Cantu drove in three runs. The Marlins have won six of the last seven against the Phillies (92-68), who remained a game behind the Dodgers in the race for best record in the National League and potential home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.