2009 Florida Marlins season

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2009 Florida Marlins
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87–75 (.537)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jeffrey Loria
General manager(s)Michael Hill
Manager(s)Fredi González
Local televisionFox Sports Florida
Sun Sports
Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton
Local radioFlorida Marlins Radio Network (English)
Dave Van Horne, Glenn Geffner
WAQI (Spanish)
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The 2009 Florida Marlins season was the 17th season for the Major League Baseball franchise. The Marlins played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. Fredi González returns for his third straight season as manager. At 87-75, 2009 had proved the third best season in Franchise History, the best non-playoff season and their last winning record as of 2018. However, they failed to make the playoffs for the 6th consecutive season.

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

Opening Day showcased the Marlins′ new emphasis on pitching and speed, although several home runs were hit too. New leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio had three stolen bases and an inside-the-park home run, going 4-for-5. A grand slam by Hanley Ramírez, and homers by Jorge Cantú and Jeremy Hermida capped a spectacular performance in a 12–6 win over the Washington Nationals. Following an opening series sweep of Washington, the Marlins won two of three games against the New York Mets. Next, Florida had a nine-game road trip, visiting Atlanta, Washington, and Pittsburgh for three games each. The Marlins swept both the Braves and Nationals to earn a franchise-best 11—1 record to open a season. But then they stumbled in Pittsburgh, losing all three games to the Pirates. Then the Marlins returned home to meet the Phillies, and lost all three games there too. In the final game against Philadelphia, outfielder Cody Ross pitched an inning of relief, becoming the first Marlins position player to pitch since Jason Wood did so in 2007. The Marlins closed April with three straight wins on the road.

May[edit]

The Marlins opened the month by losing the final three games of a four-game series at the Chicago Cubs. This was the beginning of one of the worst months in Marlins history going 5—20. Ricky Nolasco never returned to his 2008 form and was sent down to AAA. Worse yet, their number three starter Aníbal Sánchez got injured and the Marlins experimented with different pitchers including John Koronka, Graham Taylor, and even tried starting relievers Hayden Penn and Burke Badenhop before finally settling for Sean West. For the second time in 2009 a position player, Ross Gload pitched a hitless 9th inning in a 15—2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. After being 11—1 near the end of April the Marlins finished May with a 23—28 record.

June[edit]

In June the Marlins slowly were able to climb back to a 40—39 record. Rookie pitcher Sean West went into the seventh inning against his childhood idol Randy Johnson and the San Francisco Giants with a no-hitter before Édgar Rentería hit a single.[1] and Ricky Nolasco returned from the Minors and was better than ever. Hanley Ramírez started to play like an MVP, by hitting 2 grand slams in one series against the Baltimore Orioles, his second and third of the year, then continued to have RBIs for 10 straight games into July 2 for a Florida Marlins franchise record.

July[edit]

In the beginning of July Hanley Ramírez was voted as the starting shortstop for the National League in the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. Teammate and pitcher Josh Johnson joined him but was not named a starter. At the All-Star Game, Ramírez went 0 for 3 with 3 ground balls. Johnson did not get the opportunity to pitch. Coming out of the All-Star Break, the Marlins ran in the Philadelphia Phillies with a four-game series. Since the 3rd game got rained out, they only lost all 3 games. No. 5 starter Sean West was sent to the minors and Rick VandenHurk was called up to make his 2009 Marlins debut. Also, their No. 4 starter Andrew Miller was sent down and Gaby Sánchez joined the team.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 93 69 0.574 45–36 48–33
Florida Marlins 87 75 0.537 6 43–38 44–37
Atlanta Braves 86 76 0.531 7 40–41 46–35
New York Mets 70 92 0.432 23 41–40 29–52
Washington Nationals 59 103 0.364 34 33–48 26–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2009 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–4 4-2 1–5 7-11 5–3 5–4 7-11 2–5 5–2 1–5 6–1 11-7 5-13 2–4 1–5 5–10
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–6 4–4 8-10 3-3 4–3 3–3 13–5 10-8 3–4 3–3 3–4 4–2 10-8 7–8
Chicago 2-4 2–4 10-5 2–4 4–3 11–6 3–5 10-7 3-3 1–5 10-4 4–5 4-2 6-10 5–2 6–9
Cincinnati 5-1 6-3 5-10 0-7 3-3 12-4 1-5 8-7 2-4 2-5 13-5 1-6 3-3 8-8 3-4 6-9
Colorado 11-7 4-4 4-2 7-0 2-4 2-5 4-14 6-0 3-4 2-4 6-3 10-8 8-10 6-1 6-0 11-4
Florida 3-5 10-8 3-4 3-3 4-2 4–3 3-3 3-4 11-7 9-9 2-4 4-2 3-4 3-3 12-6 10-8
Houston 4–5 3-3 6-11 4-12 5-2 3-4 4–3 5-10 1-5 6-2 10-5 6-1 2-4 6-9 3-3 6-9
Los Angeles 11-7 3-4 5-3 5-1 14-4 3-3 3-4 3–3 5-1 4-3 4-3 10-8 11-7 2-5 3-2 9-9
Milwaukee 5-2 3-3 7-10 7-8 0-6 4-3 10-5 3-3 3-3 4-3 9-5 2-4 4-5 9-9 5-3 5-10
New York 2-5 5-13 3-3 4-2 4-3 7-11 5-1 1-5 3-3 6-12 4-3 2-5 5-3 4-5 10-8 5–10
Philadelphia 5-1 8-10 5-1 5-2 4-2 9-9 2-6 3-4 3-4 12-6 4-2 5-2 3-4 4-1 15-3 6-12
Pittsburgh 1-6 4-3 4-10 5-13 3-6 4-2 5-10 3-4 5-9 3-4 2-4 3-4 2-4 5-10 5-3 8–7
San Diego 7-11 3-3 5-4 6-1 8-10 2-4 1-6 8-10 4-2 5-2 2-5 4-3 10-8 1-6 4-2 5–10
San Francisco 13-5 4–3 2–4 3–3 10-8 4–3 4–2 7-11 5-4 3–5 4–3 4–2 8-10 4–3 4–2 9–6
St. Louis 4-2 2-4 10-6 8-8 1-6 3-3 9-6 5-2 9-9 5-4 1-4 10-5 6-1 3-4 6–1 9–6
Washington 5-1 8-10 2-5 4-3 0-6 6-12 3-3 2-3 3-5 8-10 3-15 3-5 2-4 2-4 1-6 7–11


Game log[edit]

2009 Game Log

Roster[edit]

2009 Florida Marlins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Jorge Cantù 149 585 67 169 42 0 16 100 .289 3
Hanley Ramírez 151 576 101 197 42 1 24 106 .342 27
Dan Uggla 158 564 84 137 27 1 31 90 .243 2
Cody Ross 151 559 73 151 37 1 24 90 .270 5
Chris Coghlan 128 504 84 162 31 6 9 47 .321 8
Emilio Bonifacio 127 461 72 116 11 6 1 27 .252 21
Jeremy Hermida 129 429 48 111 14 2 13 47 .259 5
John Baker 112 373 59 101 25 0 9 50 .271 0
Ronny Paulino 80 239 24 65 10 1 8 27 .272 1
Ross Gload 125 230 33 60 10 2 6 30 .261 0
Wes Helms 113 214 18 58 11 0 3 33 .271 1
Cameron Maybin 54 176 30 44 12 2 4 13 .250 1
Brett Carroll 92 141 18 33 8 2 3 18 .234 0
Nick Johnson 35 104 24 29 8 0 2 18 .279 0
Alfredo Amezaga 27 69 6 15 3 0 0 5 .217 1
Gaby Sánchez 21 21 2 5 0 0 2 3 .238 0
Alejandro De Aza 22 20 6 5 1 0 0 3 .250 0
Brett Hayes 14 11 5 3 1 0 1 2 .273 0
Andy González 14 12 1 0 1 0 1 0 .083 0
Josh Johnson 34 62 8 12 1 0 3 10 .194 0
Ricky Nolasco 31 50 1 7 0 0 0 3 .140 0
Chris Volstad 30 47 5 6 1 0 0 3 .128 0
Sean West 20 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 .065 0
Anibal Sanchez 16 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Andrew Miller 20 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 .083 0
Rick VandenHurk 11 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Burke Badenhop 35 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Graham Taylor 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Brian Sanches 47 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Tim Wood 18 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
John Koronka 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Cristhian Martínez 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Dan Meyer 71 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Renyel Pinto 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Dave Davidson 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0

[2]

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H =Hits; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned run average;

Player G GS W L SV IP H ER BB K ERA
Josh Johnson 33 33 15 5 0 209.0 184 75 64 191 3.23
Ricky Nolasco 31 31 13 9 0 185.0 188 104 51 195 5.06
Chris Volstad 29 29 9 13 0 159.0 169 92 62 107 5.21
Sean West 20 20 8 6 0 103.1 115 55 44 70 4.79
Anibal Sanchez 16 16 4 8 0 86.0 84 37 51 71 3.87
Andrew Miller 20 14 3 5 0 80.0 85 43 44 59 4.84
Rick VandenHurk 11 11 3 2 0 58.2 57 28 24 49 4.30
Graham Taylor 3 3 0 2 0 11.0 16 10 12 5 8.18
John Koronka 2 2 0 2 0 7.1 11 9 7 4 11.05
Burke Badenhop 35 2 7 4 0 72.0 71 30 28 57 3.75
Hayden Penn 16 1 1 0 0 22.0 30 19 22 27 7.77
Leo Nunez 75 0 4 6 26 68.2 59 31 32 60 4.06
Matt Lindstrom 54 0 2 1 15 47.1 54 31 26 39 5.89
Dan Meyer 71 0 3 2 2 58.1 47 20 23 56 3.09
Kiko Calero 67 0 2 2 0 60.0 36 13 34 69 1.95
Renyel Pinto 73 0 4 1 0 61.1 53 22 47 58 3.23
Brian Sanches 47 0 4 2 0 56.1 50 16 34 51 2.56
Cristhian Martínez 15 0 1 1 0 26.1 27 15 9 18 5.13
Brendan Donnelly 30 0 3 0 2 25.1 22 5 10 25 1.78
Tim Wood 18 0 1 0 0 22.1 22 7 11 16 2.82
Luis Ayala 10 0 0 3 0 7.2 12 10 9 7 11.74
Logan Kensing 6 0 0 1 0 7.1 14 8 5 7 9.82
Chris Leroux 5 0 0 0 0 6.2 11 8 4 2 10.80
Carlos Martinez 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 1 2 2 3.86
Ross Gload 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Cody Ross 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0.00
Dave Davidson 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 5 4 3 45.00
Totals 162 162 87 75 45 1446.1 1425 690 661 1248 4.29

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Edwin Rodríguez
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Brandon Hyde
A Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League Tim Leiper
A Greensboro Grasshoppers South Atlantic League Darin Everson
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Andy Haines
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Jorge Hernández

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jacksonville

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