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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MIAMI – APRIL 8: Hee Seop Choi #25 of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Victor Baldizon/Getty Images) /

2003

Braves 13, Marlins 4

With 21,253 present at Turner Field, the Braves dropped the Marlins to 2-4 for the season.

Brad Penny (0-1) surrendered six runs on eight hits and five walks in five innings, with six strikeouts for the loss. Mike Lowell and Juan Encarnacion collected multiple hits in a losing effort for Florida.

2004

Marlins 4, Expos 3

The Marlins topped Montreal with 55,315 in the house at Pro Player Stadium to open the 2004 season. Livan Hernandez struck out eight over six innings, allowing two runs and earning no decision for the Expos. Josh Beckett whiffed nine in seven frames, bettering the former Marlins pitcher by allowing one run. Matt Perisho (1-0, 0.00) got the win for Florida.

Hee-Seop Choi hit a three-run homer to lead the Marlins offense, and Juan Pierre had two hits for Florida.

The Marlins signed corner IF/OF Brian Banks to a minor league contract through free agency.

2005

Braves 2, Marlins 1, 13 innings

The Marlins dropped to 1-1 with 20,317 in attendance at Dolphins Stadium after 13 innings with the Braves.

Al Leiter struck out three over 5 2/3 innings, earning no decision and surrendering one earned run. Juan Pierre and Paul Lo Duca collected a pair of hits each to lead the Marlins offense.

The Marlins claimed Reggie Abercrombie off waivers from the Diamondbacks, then optioned him to the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers in the South Atlantic League.

2007

Phillies 8, Marlins 2

Florida dropped to 2-2 for the season with 40,937 on hand at Dolphin Stadium. Mike Jacobs and Miguel Olivo both had two hits to lead Florida’s offense.

Sergio Mitre (0-1, 1.80) struck out six over five innings, and allowed one run over five hits and one walk.

The Marlins signed Valentino Pascucci to a minor league deal through free agency, and assigned him to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes in the Pacific Coast League. Pascucci never made it to the majors with the Marlins, but did later go three-for-11 in 10 games for the 2011 Mets.

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