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Olsen didn't have to wait long

The pic of the night (by Herald photog Joe Rimkus) from Tuesday's 3-0 Marlins victory over Milwaukee came in the ninth after Scott Olsen was lifted after 8 2/3 innings -- one out away from ending the Marlins 213-game drought of not having a complete game.

Olsen pulled his jersey over his head as he waited for closer Kevin Gregg to get the final out. It took one pitch for Gregg to retire Bill Hall on a fly-out to right.

"Everybody was pulling for him to get the complete game,'' Gregg said. "I probably wanted him to get it more than he did. It's a accompishment. He pitched a two-hitter and had given up only one hit going into the ninth. I knew I wasn't going into the game unless he gave up a run or loaded the bases.

"Fredi doesn't want him to be in a position to lose the game,'' Gregg said. "So when the bases were loaded I knew I was going in.''


Olsen did load the bases on his 121st pitch of the night.

Olsen, who threw 120 pitches against the Nationals earlier this season, joked: "Hey, that's a new record for me.''