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Eight walks + seven steals = 7-1 loss for Marlins

Jul 25, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

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The  Marlins worked seven walks against the Braves’ Tommy Hanson on Wednesday and followed  those up with many of their seven steals, yet they still ended up losing 7-1.

With two apiece from Jose Reyes and Donovan Solano (Hanley Ramirez‘s replacement at third base), the Marlins became the first team this year to swipe seven bases in a game. They were 7-for-8 in steal attempts, all while Hanson was in the game. And catcher Brian McCann had nothing to do with the lone caught stealing, as Reyes was caught taking off from second base by Hanson in the third.

It was the first time the Marlins had swiped seven bases in a game since May 27, 2002.  Three of the four teams to do it since 2010 have actually gone on to lose the game.

Hanson walked seven batters in his five innings, making him the first pitcher to walk seven in a win since the Angels’ Ervin Santana did it last Sept. 1. He also struck out seven. He gave up three hits, all of them doubles, but only Justin Ruggiano‘s in the third inning did any damage.

The Marlins went on to work just one additional walk in four innings against the bullpen. In all, they struck out 14 times against Hanson, Kris Medlen and Jonny Venters.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Same problem. There’s no one on this team who seems able to drive in a run.

  2. frenchysplatediscipline - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Nice to see it wasn’t the Braves squandering these opportunities for a change…

    • mississippimusicman - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      Yeah right, like the Braves could ever steal seven bases in a nine-inning game…

  3. sincitybonobo - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    For you prognosticators out there, I think the money line on a given team that was assured these BB and SB numbers, backed by an average pitcher, would be at least -280. Just a guess.

  4. icanspeel - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    They shoulda stole home if they wanted some runs since it appears no one could hit them in

  5. onlyincleveland0316 - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Good to see another south beach choke job!

  6. - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    The only reason the Royals didn’t do this first, is because they would have been thrown out all 8 times in their SB attempts.

  7. realgone2 - Jul 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I’ve never been that impressed with Hanson.

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