Stat Wrap 6/13: Marlins Pound Padres, Win 13-4
Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.
After only recording three hits yesterday, the Marlins didn’t even need three innings to reach that milestone, in a nineteen-hit effort that drove the Fish to a 13-4 victory over the San Diego Padres Monday night at Petco Park. The only thing more awesome than the offensive outburst was the irony that this was the one Marlins-Padres game I didn’t have tickets for; on the bright side, I did enjoy a Marlins flashback performance from Ricky Nolasco a couple hours away in Anaheim.
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The big story of the night was Ichiro Suzuki though. The legendary outfielder is in hot pursuit of the all-time record for professional hits, a story the press contingent from his home country of Japan is following with the utmost enthusiasm. Ichiro entered Monday four hits shy of tying Pete Rose, and delighted baseball fans with a 3 for 4 effort.
In terms of MLB brass tacks though, he’s twenty-three away from 3000. Ichiro started in place of Giancarlo Stanton, who might want to move his locker next to Ichiro’s.
Martin Prado homered and had three RBI, one less than Adeiny Hechavarria. Pitching wise, Wei-Yin Chen had one of the more solid nights you can have when you allow four home runs.
Just a quick recap today. Off to see more of San Diego. Will tweet from batting practice- happy Twitter Tuesday all, and Go Fish.
And now we Stat Wrap:
- Ichiro Watch: Make it 2, 977. He reached base five times on a 3 for 4 night.
- That’s one away from tying Pete Rose for professional hits, if you count Japan.
- Wei-Yin Chen earned the win, notching 7 Ks in six innings.
- He allowed seven hits, and three actually stayed in the ballpark. 4 HRs allowed.
- Martin Prado went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI.
- Every Marlins Monday night starter had a hit- except for Chen.
- The Marlins outhit the Padres 19-7.
- Ex-Marlin Brad Hand gave up five hits and four runs.
- Season highs for hits, earned runs, and margin of victory.