MIAMI -- Reliever Ryan Webb reached a milestone of sorts.
With his 1 2/3-inning outing Friday, Webb became the seventh reliever in Marlins history to top the 80-inning mark in a season. At 80 1/3 innings (66 appearances), Webb became the first Marlin since Kevin Gregg in 2007 to reach that plateau exclusively as a reliever. Vladimir Nunez set the club mark in 2002 at 97 2/3 innings over 77 relief appearances.
A.J. Ramos with two games left needed 1 1/3 innings to become the eighth member of that club, which also includes Braden Looper. Three times (1999, 2002-'03), Looper pitched between 80 2/3 and 86 innings out of the bullpen for the Marlins.
"Really I never thought I'd get there," Webb said. "That's a lot of innings, but it's definitely a good thing that I can stay healthy and feel strong. I feel stronger than I have all year right now."
Webb is among the club's more versatile relievers. Including Friday, he recorded four or more outs in 22 games.
"A lot of relievers will tell you they just want to go out there and throw that one inning and let it go, and if you mow them down send the next guy out there," Webb said.
"That's kind of how I was the last couple of years to be honest. Last year I might go out there and lose my concentration for the second inning and get hit around. I really made it a priority this year to stay focused the entire time I was out there and not let situations get to me."
Through Friday, Webb ranked fourth among National League relievers in innings, trailing only Arizona's Jeff Collmenter (92), Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon (87 2/3) and Washington's Craig Stammen (81 2/3).
Closer Steve Cishek extended his club record consecutive save streak to 29 Friday with a scoreless ninth. Since his last blown save on June 4 at Philadelphia, Cishek in 44 games (44 2/3 innings) has allowed six earned runs for a 1.81 ERA, nine walks and 52 strikeouts.
According to STATS LLC, Cishek has earned saves in 56.7 percent of the Marlins' wins, ranking him third in the majors behind White Sox's closer Addison Reed (62.9 percent) and Orioles' counterpart Jim Johnson (57.8 percent).
The award goes to...
The Miami Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Saturday announced its annual award winners.
Jose Fernandez earned both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards. Cishek was selected the Charlie Hough "Good Guy" winner for being the player who best fosters a positive relationship with the media. The Jeff Conine award, presented to the player who best embodies the spirit of the game through integrity and selfless play, went to catcher Jeff Mathis.
The three will be recognized in a pregame ceremony Sunday. ...
Friday's 3-2 win was the Marlins' first in 14 games this season with the Marlins Park roof opened.
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