Stat of the Day: Miller's a hit for Marlins

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Marlins this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

July 30: Yankees 3, Marlins 1 -- Miller's a hit for Marlins
Brian Miller’s fifth-inning single marked the first hit of his Major League career. He is the 50th Marlins player to record a hit in his MLB debut -- and the second this season after right-hander Zach Thompson.

July 28: Orioles 8, Marlins 7 -- Welcome back, Preston
Preston Guilmet pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his first Major League outing since July 3, 2018, when he was a member of the Blue Jays. The Marlins signed him to a Minor League deal on April 12, and Wednesday marked his second stint with the club. He did not appear in a game in his first time up.

July 27: Marlins 7, Orioles 3 -- León hits one onto Eutaw
Sandy León became the first Marlins player to send a baseball to Eutaw Street at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. His two-out three-run homer capped an eight-pitch at-bat during the second inning.

July 25: Marlins 9, Padres 3 -- Welcome to Miami, Deven
Deven Marrero's first hit as a Marlin was a solo homer to right off Yu Darvish in the third inning. It was his first homer since Sept. 20, 2017, as a member of the Red Sox. He became the 38th player in franchise history to go deep for his first hit as a Marlin.

July 24: Marlins 3, Padres 2 -- Pitcher vs. pitcher
When Braxton Garrett surrendered a solo homer to Ryan Weathers in the third inning, it marked the fourth long ball given up by the Marlins to a pitcher this season -- and the second of the week. That leads the Majors.

July 23: Padres 5, Marlins 2 -- Duvall likes company
Adam Duvall's 22nd homer, a second-inning blast, was just his seventh of the solo variety this season. It also snapped a stretch of nine straight to come on the road.

July 22: Padres 3, Marlins 2 -- Curtiss scores first run ever
Reliever John Curtiss, who is often seen taking batting practice and going all out shagging fly balls, scored the first run of his career in the seventh inning. He pinch-ran for Jon Berti, who sustained a concussion on a hit-by-pitch to the head, and came home on Starling Marte's bases-loaded walk. Curtiss spent the first four seasons of his MLB career in the American League, and didn't receive a plate appearance until 2021.

July 21: Marlins 3, Nationals 1 (10 innings) -- Marte's a star on D
Starling Marte recorded a four-star catch to rob Tres Barrera of a hit to end the fourth inning. Marte, who entered the series finale tied for fourth among National League outfielders with four Outs Above Average, had a catch probability of 35 percent on the play.

July 20: Nationals 6, Marlins 3 -- Duvall's impactful homers
Fifteen of Adam Duvall's 21 homers have come with a runner on base -- the best rate among 22 Major League hitters with at least 20 long balls.

July 19: Nationals 18, Marlins 1 -- Detwiler joins Mahomes, others
Ross Detwiler became the 17th pitcher in the modern era to give up four homers in one inning pitched or less. Pat Mahomes, the father of the NFL star, is also on that list.

July 18: Phillies 7, Marlins 4 -- Garrett steps up with ... bat? Miami starter Braxton Garrett jumped all over a 98 mph fastball from Phillies All-Star Zack Wheeler in the third inning, lining a single into right field for his first career hit. The southpaw was 0-for-4 in his brief career prior to the base knock -- and opposing pitchers were just 2-for-27 with 19 strikeouts against Wheeler.

"That was pretty cool," Garrett said. "Just trying to get a fastball and hit it. See it and hit it. Pretty much it. I was just trying to find something out over the plate. If he gets that thing in on me, I'm done -- and so is the bat."

July 17: Phillies 4, Marlins 2 -- Thompson solid again
Though Zach Thompson's night was cut short when the Marlins opted to pinch-hit for him in the top of the fifth in an attempt to ignite the offense, the 27-year-old rookie continued the impressive start to his big league career. He allowed only two unearned runs, lowering his ERA to 1.93 through six starts. That's the second-lowest ERA by any pitcher in franchise history through his first six career games (all starts). The only pitcher with a better mark was Jordan Yamamoto, who posted a 1.59 ERA in his first six starts in 2019.

July 16: Phillies 5, Marlins 2 (Game 1) | Marlins 7, Phillies 0 (Game 2) -- What a relief
Jordan Holloway pitched five hitless innings of relief in the nightcap of a seven-inning doubleheader, making him the first pitcher in franchise history to hold an opponent hitless while tossing at least five innings out of the bullpen. The 25-year-old right-hander has now tossed 20 1/3 scoreless innings in eight relief appearances this season (9.31 ERA in three starts).

"It's absolutely amazing," Holloway said when a reporter told him of the historic feat. "I didn't even know that until just now. It's awesome. ... At the end of the day, I don't really care about necessarily no-hitting a team, but that involves winning, and I'll take that. I'll take the win over everything else."

July 11: Marlins 7, Braves 4 -- Run-producing duo
Jesús Aguilar’s three-run homer in the first inning gave him 61 RBIs on the season. He and Adam Duvall (62 RBIs) are just the third set of Marlins teammates to record 60-plus RBIs prior to the All-Star break. Aguilar and Duvall join Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Delgado in 2005 and Cliff Floyd and Mike Lowell in 2001.

July 10: Braves 5, Marlins 4 -- Jazz brings it home
During the fifth inning, Jazz Chisholm Jr. recorded the first inside-the-park homer for the Marlins since JT Riddle on May 29, 2018, in San Diego. It also was the first for the Marlins at home since J.T. Realmuto on Sept. 8, 2015.

July 9: Braves 5, Marlins 0 -- What a relief!
With Shawn Morimando's five scoreless innings, the Marlins have had a reliever pitch four or more shutout frames in each of the last three games (Jordan Holloway, Nick Neidert and Morimando) for the first time in club history. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last MLB team to achieve that was the Orioles from Sept. 12-14, 1991 (Dave Johnson, Jim Poole, Todd Frohwirth).

July 8: Dodgers 6, Marlins 1 -- Alcantara struggles vs. LA
Sandy Alcantara had an 18.56 ERA in two starts against the Dodgers this season, and a 2.34 ERA against everyone else in 17 starts. In Thursday's start, he racked up five strikeouts and went three scoreless innings, before surrendering five runs (three earned) in a four-plus-inning outing.

July 7: Marlins 9, Dodgers 6 -- Walking it off again
With Jesús Aguilar’s walk-off home run, the Marlins have won back-to-back games in walk-off fashion for the first time since May 4-5, 2014, against the Dodgers and Mets. The walk-off shot was the third of Aguilar’s career and his first since June 22, 2018, against St. Louis.

July 6: Marlins 2, Dodgers 1 (10 innings) -- Wild walk-off
Starling Marte scored the winning run after advancing from second on Blake Treinen's wild pitch and darting home on Will Smith's throwing error. It was the first time in franchise history the Marlins had a walk-off win that ended on a non-plate appearance error, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. No team had walked off in such fashion since the Astros did so vs. the A’s on July 23, 2013.

July 5: Marlins 5, Dodgers 4 -- Cooper the speedster?
Garrett Cooper stole a base for the first time in his Major League career during a three-run third. Cooper, who had a sprint speed of 27.1 feet per second (27 is average), last stole a base on June 2, 2016, with Double-A Biloxi.

July 4: Braves 8, Marlins 7 (10 innings) -- Duvall mashing at the dish
In the matchup against the Braves, Duvall came up big in multiple at-bats, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and scorching a 433-foot home run in the top of the sixth. With this performance, he has notched 13 multi-RBI games this season. Duvall has been on fire in 2021, leading the NL and ranking sixth in the Majors with 60 RBIs. With another multihit game, 16 of his last 26 hits have gone for extra bases. In that stretch, he has five doubles and 11 home runs.

July 3: Marlins 3, Braves 2 -- Cooper crushing the ball
Since coming off the IL on June 25, Garrett Cooper has been on fire at the plate, hitting .526 with two homers and six RBIs. In the top of the third, Cooper got his day started with an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to five games. However, Cooper was not finished, and in the top of the sixth, he launched his seventh home run of the season on Kyle Muller's first pitch of the inning.

July 2: Braves 1, Marlins 0 -- López's HBP joins rare company
The past two instances of a starting pitcher throwing exactly one pitch in a game and getting ejected have both been Marlins pitchers hitting Ronald Acuña Jr.: Pablo López on July 2, 2021, and José Ureña on Aug. 15, 2018. This was only the 10th game on record in which a starting pitcher threw exactly one pitch, and the first in which that pitcher got a loss (since pitch count data became comprehensive in 1988).