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No-hits and low-hits against the Marlins

     ST. PETERSBURG -- Had a batting practice ball not broken the nose of Hanley Ramirez before the Marlins took on the Rays here on Friday, who knows what might have happened? Ramirez's last-minute sub, rookie Donovan Solano, had the Marlins' only hit, a first-inning single to center off Matt Moore.

     As it turned out, Moore, Brandon Gomes and Burke Badenhop -- yep, the Hopper -- combined on a one-hitter. Over the course of their 20-season existence, the Marlins have been the victim of 10 low-hitters (two no-hitters and eight one-hitters).

     Here's the list of them, not including Friday:

Date

Opponent

R

H

E

LOB

R

H

E

LOB

Winner

Loser

Save

Record

07/14/1995

@LA

L

0

0

0

1

7

10

0

5

R.Martinez

J.Burkett

 

0-1

07/24/2002

Atl

L

0

1

0

5

10

12

0

7

D.Moss

M.Tejera

 

0-2

06/17/2003

NYM

L

0

1

2

0

5

9

0

5

J.Seo

C.Pavano

 

0-3

04/15/2005

@NYM

L

0

1

3

3

4

5

0

8

A.Heilman

J.Beckett

 

0-4

09/29/2007

@NYM

L

0

1

3

2

13

19

0

12

J.Maine

C.Seddon

 

0-5

06/26/2008

TB

L

1

1

0

0

6

9

0

10

M.Garza

M.Hendrickson

 

0-6

07/16/2009

Phi

L

0

1

0

2

4

10

0

6

J.Moyer

C.Volstad

 

0-7

05/29/2010

Phi

L

0

0

1

0

1

7

0

7

R.Halladay

J.Johnson

 

0-8

06/28/2011

@Oak

L

0

1

2

4

1

4

1

6

G.Gonzalez

J.Vazquez

A.Bailey

0-9

      The Marlins placed right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain and called up right-hander Chris Hatcher from Triple A New Orleans. 

      ___________________________

      Ramirez returned to the lineup on Saturday, broken nose and all. I saw him in the hotel lobby last night and it didn't look too terribly bad. But Ozzie Guillen said Ramirez was pretty dazed by the blow.

      Marlins: 1. Jose Reyes, ss; 2. Hanley Ramirez, 3b; 3. Giancarlo Stanton, rf; 4. Logan Morrison, dh; 5. Omar Infante, 2b; 6. Greg Dobbs, lf; 7. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 8. Scott Cousins, cf; 9. John Buck, c. Pitching: Anibal Sanchez

      ___________________________

      Reality check. Despite losing nine of their past 10 games, the Marlins are 32-32.

      At the same 64-game mark, the 2003 Marlins, who went on to win the World Series, were 29-35.

      __________________________

      Given everything that's happened since -- new ballpark, new uniforms, new name, new everything -- it's hard to believe that tomorrow -- Father's Day -- will mark the one-year anniversary of former manager Edwin Rodriguez's resignation, right here in St. Pete.

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