|MIAMI ( NOLASCO )|
SAN DIEGO ( MARQUIS )
|955||MIAMI||+140||Ov 7.5,+100||+135||Ov 7,-120|
|956||SAN DIEGO||-150||Un 7.5,-120||-145||Un 7,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-14||-2.3||9-11||3.8||0.242||0.296||4.3||0.251||0.314|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.3||3-4||3.7||0.233||0.290||4.3||0.228||0.300|
|vs Right-handed Starters||9-12||-1.7||9-11||3.9||0.252||0.321||4.5||0.267||0.338|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.1||2-5||4.1||0.230||0.301||3.4||0.227||0.312|
|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)||2-7||L||225||7.5 un||O||7||6||1||8||5||0|
|5/3/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PETTIBONE(R)||1-4||L||160||7.5 ov||U||6||8||1||8||4||0|
|5/4/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||2-0||W||195||7.5 un||U||4||4||0||1||3||0|
|5/5/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HALLADAY(R)||14-2||W||175||7 un||O||13||9||2||4||4||1|
|5/6/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||0-5||L||180||7 un||U||5||6||2||5||6||0|
|5/7/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||1-5||L||165||7.5 un||U||7||6||2||10||4||1|
|5/8/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|5/10/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)|| |
|5/11/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|5/12/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|5/15/2013|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|4/26/2013||CASHNER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-1||W||-105||7 un||U||6||6||0||7||6||0|
|4/27/2013||STULTS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||8-7||W||-110||7.5 un||O||14||11||2||11||5||2|
|4/28/2013||MARQUIS(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||6-4||W||+115||7.5 ov||O||9||7||0||10||9||0|
|4/29/2013||RICHARD(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-5||L||150||9 un||U||8||11||0||10||6||1|
|4/30/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||13-7||W||115||10.5 ov||O||17||8||0||11||6||2|
|5/1/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||2-6||L||-115||9 ev||U||3||3||1||9||9||1|
|5/2/2013||STULTS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||4-2||W||115||7.5 un||U||7||6||0||9||9||0|
|5/10/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|5/11/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|5/12/2013||STULTS(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|5/14/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|5/15/2013|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|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).
|SAN DIEGO: HITTING: This was by far the worst lineup in the National League in runs (3.66 per game), HR (91), and OPS (.653). 1B JESUS GUZMAN had 44 RBI in just 247 at-bats thanks to a 1.094 OPS with RISP. 1B YONDER ALONSO, the key piece of the Mat Latos trade, will play first every day, moving Guzman to a back-up role. OF CAMERON MAYBIN used his speed to steal 40 bases and score 82 runs. OF CARLOS QUENTIN was acquired from the White Sox and will provide much-needed power in the middle of the batting order when he returns to the field sometime in late April/early May after having knee surgery. Slugger KYLE BLANKS will fill the void. In 420 career at-bats, he has 20 homers, but also has a .219 BA and 152 strikeouts. SS JASON BARTLETT had a disappointing first season in San Diego, hitting only two home runs in 554 at-bats and posting a pathetic .615 OPS as the team's No. 2 hitter in the lineup. Mediocre OF WILL VENABLE (.705 OPS) would not start for any other team in the majors. 3B CHASE HEADLEY batted .289 with a .374 OBP, but failed to provide any power from the three-hole. Oft-injured C NICK HUNDLEY had an .824 OPS and 9 HR in half a season. SS ORLANDO HUDSON batted just .246 with 92 strikeouts and just 31 walks. |
STARTING PITCHING: This young staff finished sixth in the majors with a 3.62 ERA. TIM STAUFFER struggled to pitch outside of spacious Petco Park, posting a 4.95 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the road (2.57 ERA, 1.13 WHIP at home). Two starters both underwent surgery on their throwing shoulders last summer, but are expected to be ready for the start of the season. Lefty CLAYTON RICHARD had just 53 K and 38 BB in 99.2 innings, but he posted a strong 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP at home last year. The 2011 campaign was the year to judge whether EDINSON VOLQUEZ was all the way back from major arm surgery. Well, the jury's in and the verdict isn't kind. The move to San Diego can only cure so much. Right-hander DUSTIN MOSELEY enjoyed his first season in the NL, posting career-best marks in ERA (3.30) and WHIP (1.28). But like Richard, his 64 K and 36 BB in 120 innings were unimpressive. CORY LUEBKE began 2011 in the bullpen, but was moved the rotation, which is where he'll stay in 2012. In 17 starts last year, he shined with a 3.31 ERA and 111 K in 100.2 IP.
RELIEF PITCHING: For the first time since 2008, somebody other than Heath Bell will close games for the Padres. HUSTON STREET will certainly benefit from the move to hitter haven Coors Field to pitcher-friendly Petco Park. Street had a 4.20 home ERA in three seasons in Colorado, while posting a stellar 2.59 ERA on the road. If Street gets hurt, the two leading candidates for the closer role are LUKE GREGERSON and ERNESTO FRIERI. Gregerson is the more consistent pitcher of the two, but Frieri throws harder than Gregerson and has a stellar 11.1 strikeout rate in his three-year career.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Padres Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Miami (10-23) at San Diego (14-18), 3:40 p.m. EDT
The San Diego Padres are the latest team to take advantage of the light-hitting Miami Marlins offense.
Jason Marquis takes the mound as San Diego seeks a fourth straight victory and a three-game sweep of visiting Miami on Wednesday afternoon.
The Padres (15-18) began the season 5-15 but have since won 10 of 13 since, outscoring the Marlins 10-1 in this series after Tuesday night's 5-1 win.
Will Venable homered, went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs after going 2 for his last 21. Chase Headley also had two hits and is batting .391 during a 12-game hitting streak for San Diego, which has won eight of nine at home.
Miami, meanwhile, has reverted to its low-scoring ways after hitting double digits for the only time this season in a 14-2 win at Philadelphia on Sunday. The Marlins (10-24), owners of the second-worst record in baseball and hitting an NL-worst .226, have scored two or fewer runs 21 times, and their 99 runs are the fewest in the majors.
No player who has appeared in more than nine games for Miami is hitting better than Placido Polanco's .256 average, which may bode well for Marquis, who has been stingy at times this season.
Aside from allowing seven runs in 4 2-3 innings of a 7-1 loss to Milwaukee on April 22, Marquis (3-2, 4.25 ERA) has been rather solid. He's allowed three earned runs or fewer in his other five starts, including giving up three in six innings of a 7-6 win over Arizona on Friday.
"Jason did his job," manager Bud Black said. "He hung in there, battled and made some pitches. He's a veteran pitcher with moxie who knows how to work his way through a game."
Marquis, however, may need to have better control moving forward. He walked a season-worst five Friday and has issued at least four free passes four times. He's walked only two, though, while going 1-1 with a 2.84 in his last three starts against the Marlins.
Miami's lack of offense has been especially difficult on its pitching staff, though Ricky Nolasco (2-3, 4.14) didn't have his best stuff in his most recent outing.
Miami has lost five of Nolasco's seven starts, including Friday when he allowed four runs and a season-worst eight hits - including three solo homers - in six innings of a 4-1 defeat at Philadelphia. He's received only 15 runs of support in 41 1-3 innings and two or fewer in each of Miami's losses when Nolasco starts.
"I thought Ricky did a nice job, kept us in the game," manager Mike Redmond said. "We've got to do a better job of putting some runs up. It's tough for our pitching when we're just scoring one run a night. We've got to find a way to put some crooked numbers on the scoreboard."
The right-hander hasn't needed much help in his last four starts in San Diego, winning each of them while pitching at least into the seventh inning and posting a 1.82 ERA.
Some of the Padres have had success against Nolasco, though. Headley is 4 for 12 with a homer and Yonder Alonso is 3 for 5 with a homer run off the Miami hurler.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 8:44:23 AM EST|