This Day in Marlins History: April 7

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 10: Third baseman Jorge Cantu #3 of the Florida Marlins plays the field during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 10: Third baseman Jorge Cantu #3 of the Florida Marlins plays the field during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI – JUNE 24: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Victor Baldizon) MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

2004

Expos 3, Marlins 2

The Marlins dropped to 1-1 with 17,622 present at Pro Player Stadium. Brad Penny (0-1, 3.86) took the L by giving up three runs on four hits and one walk in seven innings. He really pitched pretty good at that, striking out six. He just couldn’t limit Montreal’s long-ball, allowing two.

Miguel Cabrera connected for his first homer of the season in the eighth, a solo shot. Mike Lowell and Jeff Conine each hit a double, and Hee-Seop Choi drove in the other Marlins’ run.

2005

Braves 4, Marlins 2

With 19,108 on hand at Dolphin’s Stadium, the Braves dropped Florida to 1-2 in the early going.

Alex Gonzalez had three hits in the loss, including his first home run of the year. Miguel Cabrera picked up the other RBI with a ninth-inning RBI-groundout. Marlins starter A.J. Burnett (0-1, 3.00) led a spirited effort in trying to capture the flag, smacking a triple in trying to help his own cause. He allowed two earned runs in six innings, and struck out six Braves.

2006

Mets 9, Marlins 3

With 39,761 looking on from Shea Stadium, the Mets dropped the Marlins to 1-3 for the season.

Mike Jacobs finished with a pair of hits and three RBI, including his second homer of the season. Hanley Ramirez was also two-for-four in the game.

Future Mets pitcher Jason Vargas (0-1, 9.00) took the loss after giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out four.

2007

Marlins 8, Phillies 5

With 32,419 watching on a Saturday night at Dolphin Stadium, the Marlins topped the Phillies to move to 3-2.

Josh Willingham fell a single short of the cycle, collecting four RBI in the Florida win. Mike Jacobs and Alejandro De Aza also picked up two hits apiece. Dontrelle Willis (2-0, 3.00) struck out nine in six innings for the victory. Renyel Pinto whiffed three in an inning of work, Henry Owens pitched a perfect eighth, and Jorge Julio did enough to hold on in a non-save situation.

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