Sanchez flirts with Marlins’ history with 14 ks
MIAMI — Anibal Sanchez may have given up two runs in the first inning, but did the Marlins right-hander ever settle after that.
On Saturday night, Sanchez struck out 14 in seven innings against the D-backs, the team he no-hit in 2006.
The 14 strikeouts are a personal best, and they also tie him for the second most strikeouts ever by a Marlin.
Twice A.J. Burnett fanned 14 — Aug. 29, 2004 vs. Colorado, and July 6, 2005 vs. Milwaukee.
The Marlins record is 16 by Ricky Nolasco on Sept. 30, 2009 at Atlanta. In that game, Nolasco had a string of nine straight strikeouts.
Sanchez’s previous high was 11, set on Sept. 10, 2011 at Pittsburgh.
– Joe Frisaro