ST. LOUIS -- The Marlins matched a couple team records for playing in the heat Friday night when the game-time temperature reading inside Busch Stadium read 103 degrees.
According to radio play-by-play man Glenn Geffner, the only other time the Marlins played in temperatures as hot was when they lost to the Diamondbacks 2-0 in Phoenix back on June 14, 1999.
This is also just the second time the Marlins have played three straight games in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees according to Geffner. That record should go up in flames Saturday along with the prior. Saturday's game is scheduled for a 4:10 p.m. first pitch. The forecast calls for temperatures around 107 degrees.
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, though, doesn't want to hear any complaints about the heat.
"I’ve got four people working my house, making $5 an hour and still working," Guillen said. "I think we make a little bit more than them, and people pay to watch us play. Just think about that. I love this weather. That’s why we play baseball this time of year, not in November or December.
"Whoever doesn't like this weather, I don’t wanna here any of my players complaining about this weather. That’s negative. That's a losing energy. You have to play with this weather, like or not. That’s the way we have to look at it. A lot of people do worse stuff and make a living and make way less than we do. And they don't complain."
Guillen by the way wiped pre-game batting practice off the team's schedule for this series because he doesn't want them to overextend themselves.
Reliever Mike Dunn said playing in 100-plus degree temperatures isn't a big deal to him. He grew up playing in Las Vegas.
"It's not like we're coming from someplace where it was 70 degrees and nice," Dunn said. "We just came from Milwaukee where it was hot as hell, too."