Former Lansing Lugnuts manager Mike Redmond was fired as skipper of the Marlins today, with the announcement coming shortly after former Quad Cities River Bandits righty Shelby Miller pitched a two-hitter against Miami.
The Marlins are 16-22 this year. They went 62-100 in 2013, Redmond’s first season at the helm, and improved to 77-85 in 2014. His contract was extended two years (through 2017) on the final day of the 2014 season — the same day the Marlins were no-hit by Washington Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann.
Redmond led the 2011 Lugnuts to a 77-60 record in the regular season. The team lost to the River Bandits in the Midwest League Championship Series.
Redmond also played in the Midwest League, batting .200 with 10 RBI in 43 games with the 1993 Kane County Cougars and .271 with 24 RBI in 92 games with the 1994 Cougars.
Before Redmond was fired, Atlanta’s Miller took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Marlins and lost it on a two-out single by Miami’s Justin Bour. The Braves won the game 6-0.
Miller went 7-5 with a 3.62 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 104.1 IP for the 2010 River Bandits. He also pitched three innings for the River Bandits in 2009.
Bour also played in the Midwest League in 2010, batting .291 with 12 HR and 87 RBI in 127 games with the Peoria Chiefs.