|MIAMI ( SANABIA )|
PHILADELPHIA ( KENDRICK )
|953||MIAMI||+175||Ov 8,-115||+190||Ov 7.5,-105|
|954||PHILADELPHIA||-185||Un 8,-105||-210||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-11||-1.1||7-9||3.7||0.245||0.295||4.2||0.258||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.6||2-4||3.6||0.252||0.314||3.7||0.230||0.275|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-13||-5.3||11-11||3.6||0.242||0.299||4.7||0.269||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||4-3||3.9||0.230||0.296||5.1||0.274||0.335|
|4/18/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)||1-11||L||175||7.5 ov||O||6||7||2||12||8||0|
|4/19/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)||2-1||W||230||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||5||4||0|
|4/20/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ CINCINNATI||ARROYO(R)||2-3||L||200||8 un||U||8||7||0||13||17||1|
|4/21/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||6-10||L||225||8 un||O||11||8||2||11||8||0|
|4/23/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||3-4||L||140||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||7||6||0|
|4/23/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||8-5||W||135||7.5 un||O||16||9||1||9||8||0|
|4/25/2013||SLOWEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||3-4||L||+105||7.5 un||U||6||9||1||6||4||0|
|4/26/2013||LEBLANC(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||2-4||L||-110||7.5 un||U||9||7||0||10||6||0|
|4/27/2013||SANABIA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-3||L||+105||7.5 un||U||5||5||1||8||6||0|
|4/28/2013||NOLASCO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||6-4||W||+105||7 ov||O||7||3||0||7||5||0|
|4/29/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||4-3||W||+130||7 un||P||16||14||1||11||14||0|
|4/30/2013||SLOWEY(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||2-1||W||+110||8 un||U||5||4||0||4||2||0|
|5/1/2013||LEBLANC(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)||6-7||L||+120||8 un||O||13||7||1||13||9||2|
|5/2/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|5/3/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PETTIBONE(R)|| |
|5/4/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|5/5/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HALLADAY(R)|| |
|5/6/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|5/7/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|5/8/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|4/18/2013||HAMELS(L)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||3-4||L||+105||7 ev||P||13||8||0||7||5||0|
|4/19/2013||HALLADAY(R)||ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)||8-2||W||+110||7.5 un||O||10||4||0||2||2||1|
|4/20/2013||LEE(L)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||0-5||L||-140||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||8||6||1|
|4/21/2013||KENDRICK(R)||ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)||7-3||W||-110||8 un||O||14||8||1||10||11||0|
|4/26/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||4-0||W||110||7.5 ov||U||8||5||0||3||4||0|
|4/27/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ NY METS||MARCUM(R)||9-4||W||120||8 ov||O||12||7||0||8||5||1|
|4/28/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-1||W||-120||7 un||U||9||7||0||3||8||3|
|4/30/2013||HALLADAY(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MCALLISTER(R)||2-14||L||-105||8 ev||O||5||5||0||17||4||0|
|5/1/2013||LEE(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||0-6||L||-130||7.5 ov||U||3||9||1||14||12||0|
|5/6/2013||LEE(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|5/7/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|5/8/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)|| |
|5/9/2013|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|MIAMI: HITTING: Ozzie Guillen takes over as manager for the newly named Miami Marlins, who will open their new retractable-roof Marlins Ballpark in 2012. Indoor games could generate more offense, but the fences are pretty deep (340' to left, 384' to 392' power alleys, 416' center and 335' right). New SS JOSE REYES led the NL with a .337 average and posted a career-best .384 OBP. Malcontent HANLEY RAMIREZ will reluctantly move to 3B, but hopefully he will play harder under Guillen than he has under the previous two skippers. OF GIANCARLO STANTON hit 34 HR last year and will drive in 100 if Ramirez stays healthy. OF LOGAN MORRISON cranked 23 bombs, but his batting average dipped to .247 with this new-found power. 1B GABY SANCHEZ fizzled after August 1 (.211 BA), but still had 19 HR and 78 RBI. OF EMILIO BONIFACIO swiped 40 bases and led the team with a .296 average, but he'll move down the order because of Reyes. C JOHN BUCK and 2B OMAR INFANTE's jobs are secure, but 22-year-old prospect MATT DOMINGUEZ might start 2012 in Triple-A instead of sitting and watching Ramirez and Sanchez at the corner infield spots. |
STARTING PITCHING: JOSH JOHNSON is dominant when healthy, but he's made only 88 starts over the past five seasons. His shoulder feels great after surgery last year, and he expects to take the mound on Opening Day. MARK BUEHRLE followed his former manager and signed a 4-year, $58M deal with Miami. The 33-year-old lefty was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA last year, his 11th straight season of 200+ IP and 10+ wins. RICKY NOLASCO once again had 10 wins and a strong K-to-BB ratio (3.4), but also sported an 8.18 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in his final eight starts. ANIBAL SANCHEZ posted a second straight productive season, fanning 202 batters in 196.1 innings. He did give up twice as many HR (20) as he did in 2010 though. CARLOS ZAMBRANO will begin 2012 in the rotation, but where he ends up is anybody's guess. If Guillen can motivate him, Zambrano has plenty of innings left in his 30-year-old arm.
RELIEF PITCHING: The signing of HEATH BELL to a three-year deal gives the Marlins a reliable long-term closer for the first time since Robb Nen in the mid-'90s. Bell's numbers could suffer a bit with the move to a smaller ballpark and an alarming drop in strikeout rate (11.1 in 2010 to 7.3 in 2011), but he still throws 94 mph. STEVE CISHEK will be the main set-up man for Bell and could see a handful of saves, converting all three opportunities last year and fanning 55 batters in 54.2 innings. MIKE DUNN is the lefty set-up man in this bullpen. He has great stuff (100 K in 86 career innings), but remains extremely wild (53 walks in those 86 IP).
|PHILADELPHIA: HITTING: This Phillies lineup had another subpar season, finishing 18th in the majors in homers (153) and 13th in runs (4.4 per game). The team re-signed free-agent SS JIMMY ROLLINS, especially because light-hitting WILSON VALDEZ is his backup. Raul Ibanez has left town, which allows OF JOHN MAYBERRY JR. to display his power on a daily basis. He had 15 HR in 267 at-bats last year. 1B RYAN HOWARD will not be ready for Opening Day after Achilles surgery in October, and will be replaced by a platoon of newcomers, JIM THOME and TY WIGGINTON. 2B CHASE UTLEY continues to be bothered by tendinitis in his knee, which has caused his numbers to drop significantly in the past two years. He will not be ready for Opening Day and no timetable has been set for his return. Veterans OF SHANE VICTORINO and C CARLOS RUIZ are both coming off typical productive seasons. OF HUNTER PENCE batted .324 with 11 HR after his trade from Houston and is poised for a huge 2012 campaign at age 28. 3B PLACIDO POLANCO is coming off his third Gold Glove season at the hot corner, but his .277 BA in 2011 was his lowest mark since 1999. Stud prospect OF DOMONIC BROWN is expected to begin the season in Triple-A. |
STARTING PITCHING: ROY HALLADAY won the Cy Young Award in 2010 in his first year in Philadelphia, but he was even better in 2011, posting a career-best 2.35 ERA and also reaching a personal best with 220 strikeouts. CLIFF LEE was also outstanding in his first full season in a Phillies uniform, tallying six shutouts, which included a stretch of three straight blankings midway through the year. He wasn't afraid to pitch in Citizens Bank Park, going 11-3 with a 1.94 ERA at his new home. Like Halladay and Lee, COLE HAMELS also notched a career-best ERA (2.79) and held batters to a .214 average. Although he has the stigma of being oft-injured, Hamels was able to start 30+ games for the fourth straight season. VANCE WORLEY was impressive once he was inserted into the rotation, going 11-3 with a 3.02 ERA as a starter and fanning 73 over 74.2 innings of his final dozen starts. JOE BLANTON rounds out the rotation, but he could be limited a bit after an elbow injury cost him much of the 2011 season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Not willing to shell out the big money for inconsistent and oft-injured closer Brad Lidge, the Phillies decided to spend their dough on JONATHAN PAPELBON instead. The former Red Sox closer was 31-of-34 in save chances last year with a career-high 87 strikeouts and just 10 walks. With the departure of free agent Ryan Madson, ANTONIO BASTARDO assumes eighth-inning duties. The southpaw allowed a microscopic .144 opponents' BA, won six games and saved eight others last season. JOSE CONTERAS (age 40) returns for his seventh-inning duty and appears healthy enough to pitch following last year's season-ending elbow surgery. He is 9-of-10 in save chances since 2010.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Phillies Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Miami (8-19) at Philadelphia (12-15), 7:05 p.m. EDT
After their pitching staff allowed 20 runs and 31 hits in consecutive losses, the Philadelphia Phillies should be able to breathe easier with red-hot Kyle Kendrick set to face the worst offense in baseball.
Kendrick looks to continue his outstanding stretch Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series against the visiting Miami Marlins.
Despite having Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee on the mound, Philadelphia (12-16) was outscored 20-2 while getting swept in a brief series in Cleveland.
"The Indians beat up on us these two games," said manager Charlie Manuel following a 6-0 loss on Wednesday. "They took it to us pretty good."
Now Manuel's club returns home looking to snap a three-game losing streak at Citizens Bank Park.
Kendrick (2-1, 2.41 ERA) is pitching with some confidence heading into this start after recording the second shutout of his career in a 4-0 road win over the New York Mets on Friday.
The right-hander scattered three singles, walked one and struck out five while allowing two runs or less for the fourth straight start. He's 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA over that span.
"He's had a lot of poise on the mound," first baseman Ryan Howard said.
Kendrick is also 7-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his last nine starts against the Marlins, who enter this series last in the majors in runs (79), batting average (.224) and homers (12). The Phillies have won eight of those nine games dating back to the 2010 season.
NL-worst Miami (8-20) failed to sweep the Mets on Wednesday and had its season-high three-game win streak snapped when its bullpen blew a three-run lead in a 7-6 loss.
"It's tough to sweep teams in the big leagues," manager Mike Redmond said. "At the end of the day we won a series, and that's huge, and hopefully something we can build off during this road trip."
The Marlins turn to right-hander Alex Sanabia (2-3, 4.85) as they embark on a season-high 10-game trip.
After tossing six shutout innings in his first start, Sanabia has posted a 6.08 ERA while dropping three of his last four outings. He allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Sanabia pitched well in his only career start in Philadelphia, giving up one run and six hits over six innings in a 2-1 loss on Sept. 15, 2011.
Howard, who had his 11-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday, went 6 for 12 with four doubles to help the Phillies take two of three in Miami last month.
Second baseman Chase Utley is batting .348 in 67 career home games against the Marlins.
With Miami's Rob Brantly questionable due to a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand, Miguel Olivo could get another start behind the plate.
Olivo, though, may have a difficult time breaking out of his 1-for-16 slump since he is 1 for 9 against Kendrick.
Third baseman Placido Polanco makes his first trip back to Philadelphia after spending the past three seasons with the Phillies.
Philadelphia has won nine of the last 12 meetings in this series.
|Last Updated: 8/28/2014 10:32:50 PM EST|