Snowmageddon 2015: Miami Marlins history of “snow-outs”

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Apr 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman

Donovan Solano

(17) jumps over Minnesota Twins left fielder

Josh Willingham

(16) after making a throw to first base to complete the double play in the third inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

April 22, 2013 – Miami Marlins at Minnesota Twins

Then, in 2013, the fire-sale ravaged Miami Marlins traveled to Minnesota to face the Twins. Game one of the brief two-game set was snowed out and made up the next day as a doubleheader, exactly three years to the date after the Colorado snow game, April 23, 2013.

Jose Fernandez said it was the first time he’d seen snow in his life.

You might remember that series for the controversy involving Jeffrey Loria and his starting pitchers. Ricky Nolasco was scheduled to pitch in the first game and Fernandez the second, but Loria supposedly ordered that Mike Redmond flip the two starters. His logic was that game one, a day game, would see warmer weather and therefore be less strenuous on his prized 20 year-old rookie, or some nonsense.

Hilariously, the weather for the night game actually ended up being a few degrees warmer, and Loria wound up looking like a dope.

The Twins won game one, 4-3, and the Marlins earned a split in the night cap, 8-5.

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