NEW YORK -- What the Marlins managed to pull off in Tuesday's 9-1 loss to the Mets doesn't happen very often. In fact, it marked only the 10th time in major league history that a team scored one or no runs on as many as 13 hits and lost by at least eight runs.
And it was only the second time in Marlins history that they failed to score more than one run while collecting as many as 13 hits. The other time it happened: Sept. 17, 2004, against Atlanta when they lost 8-1 despite totaling 14 hits.
“We gave up big hits,” manager Mike Redmond said after Tuesday's loss. “We had a lot of hits, but we didn’t get any big hits. They got their hits. They made them count."
Here's the full list of the teams since 1916 that have had their heads beat in despite pounding out a bunch of hits (the St. Louis Browns were very good at it, it appears):
Date Loser/Winner Score Loser's Hits
7/26/1919 DET/CLE 1-9 13
4/21/1923 SLB/DET 1-16 14
10/4/1923 SLB/CLE 1-9 13
9/8/1925 SLB/DET 1-11 13
7/10/1928 CLE/WAS 0-9 14
6/4/1939 PIT/BRO 1-14 14
6/18/1974 MIN/BAL 1-10 13
8/2/2005 BAL/LAA 1-10 13
8/13/2005 COL/WAS 0-8 13
9/16/2014 MIA/NYM 1-9 13
The Marlins are expected to announce Wednesday that Giancarlo Stanton will not be returning this season. Redmond said the team will release an official statement and the prospects of Stanton returning "don't look good."
Stanton saw a number of specialists in Miami on Tuesday.
While Stanton was optimistic that he'd be able to return, telling teammates and Marlins officials that he planned to make it back, nobody really thought there was much of a chance of that happening given the severity of the injury and how few games remained.
On a side note, Stanton and his agent, Joel Wolfe, have been impressed with how the Marlins have handled the situation, according to the Herald's Barry Jackson (see his story here).
“The Marlins have been great --– spared no expense, opened up every possible door,” Wolfe said. “We couldn’t ask for more. David (Samson) had other commitments that day and he spent hours with [Stanton's] father, making him feel comfortable. It was a very decent thing to do.”
Could this make Stanton more likely to consider staying longterm? Wolfe said he doesn’t know yet, saying that decision is “not on his radar.”