July 28, 2021

On this date: Martin Prado’s walk-off gives Marlins win in 13th inning (Fish Stripes)


The walk-off hit is one of the more exciting moments in baseball. It’s rare, however, that those account for all of a game’s offense.

That was the case on this day five years ago for the Miami Marlins. Off to an 0-8 start on a 10-game homestand, they hosted the Baltimore Orioles for the second game of a three-game set at Marlins Park on May 23, 2015. The evening would be dominated by pitching, but after 12 ½ innings of scoreless baseball, Martín Prado finally delivered with a walk-off single in a 1-0 victory.

Both starting pitchers were solid, but neither came to close to factoring in the decision. Dan Haren pitched around seven hits in three walks while striking out six in six shutout innings for Miami. Baltimore’s Mike Wright allowed three hits and three walks in seven scoreless frames.

The Fish and O’s each left 10 men on base and were a combined 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position. Throughout the course of the contest, both teams were thrown out at home trying to score the go-ahead run.

In the top of the sixth inning, Baltimore’s Travis Snider was gunned out at home by Marcell Ozuna on a Wright single that ultimately ended Haren’s night. In the…

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