|PHILADELPHIA ( HAMELS )|
MIAMI ( SANABIA )
|951||PHILADELPHIA||-180||Ov 7,-125||-165||Ov 7,-110|
|952||MIAMI||+170||Un 7,+105||+155||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-18||-6.1||16-17||3.4||0.242||0.301||4.6||0.262||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||3-4||3.6||0.273||0.328||4.3||0.270||0.332|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-12||-7.4||4-10||1.5||0.194||0.250||4.4||0.272||0.344|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-4.6||3-3||1.7||0.205||0.246||4.4||0.283||0.355|
|5/6/2013||LEE(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||6-2||W||130||6 un||O||10||7||1||5||0||0|
|5/7/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||6-2||W||130||7 un||O||12||9||1||7||6||2|
|5/8/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||3-4||L||135||7.5 un||U||7||3||0||11||12||0|
|5/9/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||1-2||L||110||7.5 ov||U||6||7||0||7||11||0|
|5/10/2013||CLOYD(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)||2-3||L||140||9.5 un||U||7||8||1||4||2||1|
|5/11/2013||LEE(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||3-1||W||-105||8 ov||U||9||11||0||9||9||0|
|5/12/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)||4-2||W||115||8.5 un||U||15||9||0||7||7||0|
|5/20/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ MIAMI||SANABIA(R)|| |
|5/21/2013||CLOYD(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|5/22/2013||LEE(L)||@ MIAMI||SLOWEY(R)|| |
|5/24/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|5/25/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)|| |
|5/26/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|5/27/2013|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|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)||0-1||L||145||7 ov||U||5||4||0||4||5||0|
|5/10/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)||5-4||W||130||7 un||O||6||4||0||10||7||0|
|5/11/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-7||L||185||7 un||O||5||6||0||14||9||1|
|5/12/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||3-5||L||175||8 un||P||8||6||0||11||9||0|
|5/24/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|5/25/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||PEAVY(R)|| |
|5/26/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||AXELROD(R)|| |
|5/27/2013|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|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.
|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).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Phillies-Marlins Preview* ==========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (20-23) at Miami (11-32), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Cole Hamels has pitched well in his last four starts against the Miami Marlins but hasn't been rewarded for his efforts in two matchups this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander will try again to earn a win over the Marlins for his short-handed club and avoid a career high-tying fourth consecutive defeat Monday night in Miami.
Hamels (1-6, 4.61 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA in his last four matchups with the Marlins but is 0-1 in his two this season despite posting a 1.93 ERA. He gave up two solo homers and two other hits over eight innings in a 2-0 home defeat May 4, and allowed one run over six innings in a game the Phillies would go on to lose 2-1 in Miami on April 13.
Hamels has one of the lowest run support averages in the NL at 3.02 but didn't help himself Wednesday by giving up five runs to Cleveland in five innings of a 10-4 loss.
"You have to go out there and execute pitches," Hamels said. "I wasn't able to do that early on."
Hamels added that he's trying to work on his delivery and that has led to a career-worst 1.96 strikeouts-to-walk ratio. The only time he lost four straight starts was from June 11-28, 2006, his rookie season.
"I think he's going to get it figured out," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's having a hard time putting the ball where he wanted it to go. That's what I saw. He thought he had some close pitches. He didn't get them. He was having trouble locating the ball with his pitches."
Hamels needed 106 pitches to get through his five innings and will try to be more efficient against the Marlins, who are batting .197 during a 2-10 stretch. Miami (12-32) has totaled 19 runs in those games but got enough to snap a seven-game skid Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Arizona.
Marcell Ozuna doubled in both runs in the sixth inning.
"We got beat around a little bit, but we were able to pitch some really nice games the last couple of days," said manager Mike Redmond, whose team lost 1-0 on Saturday.
The Phillies (21-23), meanwhile, earned their fifth win in seventh games in dramatic fashion Sunday, 3-2 over Cincinnati. Down a run in the ninth inning, Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis ended the game with back-to-back homers.
The Phillies will next try to move one game within .500 for the first time since they were 6-7 on April 15. Philadelphia took two of three in Miami from April 12-14 but had to settle for a four-game split at home against the Marlins from May 2-5.
The Phillies, though, won't have catcher Carlos Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard in Monday's opener. Ruiz had to leave Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring and Howard won't play in Miami due to right knee soreness.
Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00) took the loss in the series opener in Philadelphia after giving up four runs - two earned - over five innings in a 7-2 defeat. That loss was the third of his career-high five in a row.
Sanabia has a 5.46 ERA during his losing streak and has been given just seven runs of support. He allowed four runs over six innings in a 4-0 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday.
|Last Updated: 4/26/2018 2:39:02 AM EST|