It was a long night for catcher Rob Brantly and the Marlins, who allowed the Indians to steal six bases in their 4-3 win. That equaled the Marlins' team record for most stolen bases allowed in one game. The last time it happened: when manager Mike Redmond was behind the plate in a 2000 game against Atlanta. It happened one other time, by the Dodgers in a 1996 game.
"It seems like he's had a few of those games were things just kind of snowballed," Redmond said of Brantly, whose playing time has diminished since Jeff Mathis came off the disabled list. "Part of that, I think, is the youth. His last three or four games he's been pretty good back there and tonight was just a rough night."
Brantly was also charged with a throwing error and failed to deliver at the plate in the ninth when the Marlins had a chance to tie -- if not win -- the game. With runners at second and third and one out, and the Indians corner infielders playing in, Brantly bounced out to first on a 1-0 pitch and the runners couldn't go.
"Anything but a ground ball to first there we score a run," Redmond said.
Not all of Cleveland's thievery was Brantly's fault. Drew Stubbs swiped a base on a botched pickoff by reliever Dan Jennings. Jennings' throw to first baseman Logan Morrison, whose throw to second sailed into the outfield. And Marlins pitchers, Jacob Turner in particular, didn't do a good job holding runners.
"You can't put that all on the catcher," Redmond said of the Indians' running success. "Jacob, he was not real quick to the plate, and that's something he's been working on. And (Ryan) Webb's not real quick to the plate either. So there's a couple of guys out there that aren't real quick."
Turner acknowledged that he needs to do a better job of holding runners.
"I was trying to do the best I could to hold them close," Turner said. "But I have to do a better job, just to give our guys a chance. I was trying to vary my looks. Unfortunately, he (Michael Bourn) got a couple good jumps on me. With his speed, it's pretty much on the bag if he gets a good jump. I think you could argue it was the deciding factor in the game."