Giants 7, Marlins 1
Kurt Abbott led the Marlins offense with a single and a double, and Gary Sheffield brought the only Florida run home with a solo homer, his second of the season. Pat Rapp took the loss, giving up five earned runs on six hits and three walks in seven frames. he struck out three.
Marlins 4, Reds 3, 11 innings
Edgar Renteria led Florida’s offense with three hits, including a home run and the walkoff game winning single in the bottom of the 11th inning. Gregg Zaun also finished with multiple hits in the game. Tony Saunders started for the Fish, and turned in a quality start by allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings, on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Robb Nen earned the win in relief, striking out a pair in a scoreless 11th inning.
Brewers 5, Marlins 2
Livan Hernandez (1-1, 5.40) turned in a solid effort, limiting the Brewers to three runs in eight innings. He took the loss, despite striking out six batters. He also led the Marlins offense with a pair of singles. Cliff Floyd hit his fourth homer of the season, as the Marlins dropped to 1-5.
Marlins 6, Mets 2
Opening day 1999 would see the Marlins host 38,983 at Pro Player Stadium, and defeat the Mets, 6-2. The top seven in Florida’s batting order would all hit safely, going a combined 11-for-28 with six runs and six RBI. Kevin Orie hit a pair of doubles, Luis Castillo and Derrek Lee hit a single and a double each, and Mark Kotsay also collected a pair of base hits.
Alex Fernandez struck out five in as many innings for the victory, giving up one run on five hits and three walks.