Rally reminds Redmond of 2003 night in Boston

Rally reminds Redmond of 2003 night in Boston

MIAMI -- Not all dramatic comeback wins are alike. Sometimes one can propel a team on an improbable run.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond witnessed that first-hand on June 28, 2003.

Then a backup catcher to Ivan Rodriguez, Redmond was on hand when the Marlins rallied from seven runs down after seven innings to beat the Red Sox, 10-9, at Fenway Park.

The big rally came a day after the Marlins were routed, 25-8.

On Monday night, the Marlins overcame a six-run deficit and beat the Nationals, 7-6, scoring four times in the ninth inning. It was the club's first comeback win after trailing by six or more runs in the seventh inning or later since that Boston victory in 2003.

"That was an amazing night, especially after the night before we got hammered," Redmond said.

If the Marlins maintain the momentum and go on to have a special second half, Monday night could be looked at as a turning point.

"I think it can really be a catapult for your team," Redmond said. "And if it all works out, you can look back and go, 'Man, remember that game that we came back in?'

"I think, overall, it shows the character of this ballclub. That we don't quit."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter