The Marlins Chris Coghlan (Dans 2004-Ole' Miss) unloaded on a belt-high fastball from Milwaukee starter Braden Looper last night for a 403-foot, 2 run homer in the 1st inning. "As soon as I hit it, with the direction where it was, I didn't think it was going to be high enough," Coghlan said. "I knew I hit it hard, but just not high. I was thinking double out of the box, and as I was rounding 1st, I knew it was going to be close. I put my head down and I looked back up and nobody was running. I was like 'Oh, my gosh, I just hit a home run."
The ball was caught by a fan who, after much negotiation with the Marlins, returned the ball. "I only get one first home run ball. I wanted to get it and give it to my mom." said Coghlan.