Lowell Walk’s-Off With a Marlins Win

The Marlins rebounded from a 6-3 eighth-inning deficit to defeat the Reds 7-6 on Mike Lowell’s solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Marlins took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on a RBI single by Derrek Lee and a sacrifice fly by Mike Redmond. The Reds struck back with four runs in the seventh on a RBI single by Sean Casey and a three-run home run by Dante Bichette. The Marlins tied the game with three in the eighth, as Mark Smith hit a pinch-hit double off the left field wall, Derrek Lee scored on a throwing error by Chris Stynes and Luis Castillo hit a RBI single to score Smith. Marlins starter Ryan Dempster allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits in 7.0 innings while Dan Miceli earned the win in relief.

Kennedy Joins Marlins Broadcast Team

The Florida Marlins, in conjunction with SportsRadio 560 WQAM, announced Wednesday Paul Kennedy will join the Marlins radio broadcast team as the pre and post game show host and add play-by-play from September 10 through October 1. Kennedy will replace Jon “Boog” Sciambi, who will serve as a host for Westwood One’s radio coverage of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Rodriguez Drives the Marlins Back to .500

Henry Rodriguez drove in four runs on two doubles and a homerun and scored three runs as the Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kevin Brown 11-2. The Marlins used two Dodger errors two score 9 runs in the first two innings. Andy Fox and Mike Lowell also added RBI Doubles. Preston Wilson drove in his team leading 90th RBI, the 6th highest season total for a Marlin. Pinch-hitting in the 8th, Dave Berg hit his first homerun of the season. Jesus Sanchez pitched six strong innings and allowing only two runs in the first. Florida beat Los Angeles for the first time in seven meetings this year.

Mariner to Leave Marlins

Jonathan D. Mariner, the Marlins’ Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and President of Marlins Ballpark Development Co., LLC, will leave the organization October 1 to pursue other interests. David I. Ginsberg, Vice Chairman, will oversee the club’s efforts to secure a new retractable roof ballpark and to recruit a new head of ballpark development.