This Day in Marlins History: April 6

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 03: Ricky Nolasco #47 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the fourth inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 03: Ricky Nolasco #47 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the fourth inning to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 23: Mike Lowell of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Don Smith /MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

1999

Mets 12, Marlins 3

The Marlins dropped to 1-1 for the season in front of 18,075 at Pro Player Stadium, getting dropped by the Mets by nine runs.

Livan Hernandez (0-1, 11.57) was charged with six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings for the loss. Florida collected eight hits in total, but nobody had a multi-hit game. Preston Wilson went deep with a two-run shot for his first homer of the season.

2000

Marlins 5, Giants 4

The Marlins topped the Giants to go to 2-2 for the season with 7,741 on hand at Pro Player Stadium.

Jesus Sanchez surrendered four earned runs on seven hits for no decision over seven innings. Dan Miceli (1-0, 0.00) got the win after throwing five pitches in the top of the ninth.

Trailing by four in the bottom of the fourth, Mark Kotsay got the Marlins on the board with a long ball. Preston Wilson and Mark Smith each had an RBI-single in the eighth to get the Marlins within a run. In the bottom of the ninth, Cliff Floyd walked the Giants off with a two-out, two-run homer.

The Marlins signed first baseman Randall Simon to a minor league deal through free agency. Simon never appeared in the majors for Florida, but he did enjoy an eight-season major league career for six different teams.

2001

Braves 7, Marlins 5

The Marlins dropped to 0-4 in front of 15,857 at Pro Player Stadium. Mike Lowell hit a grand slam for the Marlins, and Alex Gonzalez had a single and a double.

Jason Grilli (0-1, 4.76) started and lost for Florida, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. Greg Maddux (1-0, 0.00) got the win after five shutout, three-hit innings.

2002

Marlins 7, Phillies 3

With 18,591 present at Veterans Stadium, the Marlins topped the Phillies to go to 3-2 for the season. Josh Beckett struck out six over 6 2/3 innings for no decision, allowing three runs (two earned). Vladimir Nunez (1-0, 2.25) got the victory, with 2 1/3 shutout innings.

Mike Lowell and Alex Gonzalez both went deep for the first time in the season, and Gonzalez added a double and totaled three RBI in the game. Mike Redmond also had multiple hits in the game.

Outfielder Ryan Thompson signed a free agent deal with the Marlins. When he got to the majors with the team, he went nine-for-31 with five doubles and two RBI. Florida was the fifth of six major league teams that Thompson would appear for.

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