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.
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.
February 14, 2013 |
Mike Piazza would never exist today. He would have to be created by the Hollywood machine that once embraced him. He was taken in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft. There are no longer 62 rounds in the draft. He was given a private tryout at a locked Dodger Stadium as a favor to his family friend and quasi uncle, Tom Lasorda. There are few managers remaining with the longevity and power to make such arrangements. After two minor league seasons, he was no better than an average Class-A catcher, yet he was promoted to a higher Class A the following spring.
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.
August 30, 2008 |
MIAMI -- The New York Mets were one strike from defeat before Carlos Beltran came through with the big hit that had eluded them all night. Beltran hit a grand slam with two out in the ninth inning against Kevin Gregg, giving the Mets a 5-4 win over the Florida Marlins. Before Beltran's homer, the Mets were one for seven with runners in scoring position. Trailing, 2-1, they left the bases loaded in the seventh and stranded two in the eighth. "We didn't score early, but we scored when the team needed it the most," Beltran said.
October 20, 2008
Current droughts since winning the World Series: AMERICAN LEAGUE Never won (year began play): Tampa Bay (1998), Seattle Mariners (1977), Texas Rangers (1961 in Washington) -- Franchise Last won Boston Red Sox 2007 Chicago White Sox 2005 ANGELS 2002 New York Yankees 2000 Toronto Blue Jays 1993 Minnesota Twins 1991 Oakland Athletics 1989 Kansas City Royals 1985 Detroit Tigers 1984 Baltimore Orioles 1983 Cleveland Indians 1948 -- NATIONAL LEAGUE -- Franchise Last won St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Florida Marlins 2003 Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 Atlanta Braves 1995 Cincinnati Reds 1990 DODGERS 1988 New York Mets 1986 Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 S.F. Giants (moved 1954 from N.Y. in 1958)