Sep 25, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek (right) greets catcher Koyie Hill (left) after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For the past 2 moments we have talked about Marlins records and today we continue that trend. For moment 74 we are bringing you a record that is still active; but we are going to look at the record breaking game. We are looking at the game in which Steve Cishek broke the Marlins’ consecutive saves record, which took place on September 25, 2013.
Steve didn’t start the season off so well. He had 2 blown saves and lost 4 games before his streak started on June 8, 2013 against the New York Mets. To start his streak he came into the bottom of the 20th inning to pick up his save (spoiler that game will be on this list). He would go on a hot streak, getting his recorded-tying save on September 22, 2014 against the Washington Nationals. With only 7 games left in the season, was Todd Jones record safe?
On September 25 Steve came in the bottom of the 9th with a 3-2 lead and a chance to set the record. First up was Freddy Galvis, who laid down a bunt down the 3rd base line and was safe at first. That was it for the offense in the bottom of the 9th for the Phillies. Steve went on to strike out Roger Bernadina, pop up Cesar Hernandez, and strike out Jimmy Rollins to set the record for the most consecutive saves by a Marlin at 28!
Steve would go on to get one more save before the season ended putting the record at 29. The good news is the record will roll over into the 2014 season so he can continue to add onto his record. Join me next time as we look at another Marlins record. Which one will it be?