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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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Alex

And still Perez keeps his job. One thing about me, I have been consistent in my criticism of Eduardo. Even when we were winning back in May (seems like YEARS ago, right?) I was saying that he sucks as a hitting coach. Because even though we were winning games, it wasn't do to our hitting; our hitting has sucked all year long. Even when we were winning, every single game was a struggle, a nail biter that we usually won (or lost) by a run or two. We damn sure weren't having any "easy wins" even back in May. And what I said back then was that our starting pitching is carrying this team, but what's going to happen when THEY have a slump?

None of this makes me feel good, by the way. Yeah, I was "right" about all this stuff. So what, I wish I had been WRONG about it! I would be much happier now if all you guys were laughing at me: "hey Alex, where's that pitching slump you were talking about last month?" Or "hey Alex, you STILL think Perez should be fired? Check the Team batting stats, we are among the league leaders!" I would much rather be wrong than to be right about this stuff.

Alex

Let's see if Anibal can step tonight and stop the bleeding. He failed the last time we needed him to do so. If he fails tonight, it will be up to JJ tomorrow. I NEVER thought after being at that great game JJ pitched on Monday, that this team might NOT WIN again until his turn in the rotation comes around again!

JOSE

FIRE PEREZ ALREADY !!!! HOW DOES THIS GUY HAVE A JOB?!?!? BEFORE PEREZ CAME.....GABY SANCHEZ AND LOGAN MORRISON WERE GOOD HITTERS !!! WORST IN SITUATIONAL HITTING AND WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION.......EDWARDO HAS TAKING HIS CAREER MLB BATTING AVERAGE OF 200 AND MADE THE ENTIRE TEAM BAT 200

Bob

Marlins are hurting for the Hopper and Hensley. The cheapo Marlins inserted both as starters mid-season and completely ruined their stats, using that as justification for not signing them again and giving them the raise they would've earned. The Rays and Giants, two teams that value pitching, saw the value of the Hopper and Hensley despite the Marlins' best effort to mess them up, signed them, and now both are thriving as relievers again. Cheapo Marlins, and not just with pitching. They saw they needed CF help and they brought in Justin Ruggiano, instead of a good veteran who isn't streaking and can actually hit. And they have a revolving door through the minors with the mashups Coghlan, Petersen, and Cousins. And they want to mess up their infield prospects again and put Solano in CF, the toughest outfield position.

Marlins are disappointing us because despite the new stadium and all the hype they made over Pujols and Wilson, they're still cheapo.

Alex

I agree 100%. They are still cheapo owners. Just because they signed a couple free agents was no reason to decimate the bullpen.

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