|PHILADELPHIA ( CLOYD )|
MIAMI ( FERNANDEZ )
|905||PHILADELPHIA||-115||Ov 7.5,-115||-105||Ov 7,+115|
|906||MIAMI||+105||Un 7.5,-105||-105||Un 7,-135|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-19||-7.8||16-18||3.4||0.242||0.300||4.7||0.263||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||3-4||3.3||0.264||0.309||4.9||0.276||0.330|
|vs Right-handed Starters||9-20||-7||13-14||3.3||0.233||0.287||4.3||0.255||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2||3-4||2.0||0.219||0.255||3.9||0.266||0.335|
|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)||1-5||L||-170||7 ev||U||7||6||2||11||6||0|
|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||CLOYD(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)|| |
|5/28/2013|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|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||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|5/28/2013|| ||@ 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 JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Philadelphia (21-23) at Miami (12-32), 7:10 p.m. EDT
With one of the worst lineups in the major leagues, the Miami Marlins have had to lean heavily on their pitching this season.
Jose Fernandez looks to deliver another solid effort from the starting rotation as Miami seeks a third straight victory Tuesday night when they face the slumping Philadelphia Phillies.
Miami ranks last in baseball with a .222 batting average, 122 runs and a .283 on-base percentage, among others categories, and entered Monday's series opener having scored more than three runs once in 12 games.
The Marlins (13-32), though, got two RBIs from both Justin Ruggiano and Nick Green in a 5-1 victory over the Phillies, winning for a second straight time following a seven-game losing streak.
"We've been waiting for those base hits and we were fortunate enough to get a couple of them," manager Mike Redmond said. "It was nice to see."
Miami allowed one run for the third consecutive contest, as Alex Sanabia ended a five-start losing streak by pitching 6 1-3 solid innings. The starting rotation posted a 7.34 ERA in the six games prior to the current hot stretch.
Fernandez (2-2, 3.48 ERA) has gone 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts, a run that began when he struck out nine and gave up one hit - a Freddy Galvis single in the bottom of the first - in seven innings of a 2-0 win over Philadelphia on May 4.
The 20-year-old right-hander gave up two runs in seven innings of a 5-3, 10-inning loss Thursday, throwing a career-high 99 pitches.
"I like to compete, and I know (throwing that many pitches is) not going to happen every time, and I respect that and that's what I work for," Fernandez said. "Whatever they want me to do, I do it and just keep putting good effort on it and give the team a chance to win."
Miami has provided him with just 16 runs of support in his eight starts. The rookie allowed two hits in six scoreless innings versus the Phillies on April 13 in his second major league start, but didn't earn a decision as the Marlins scored in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 victory.
The Marlins have outscored Philadelphia 21-3 while winning the last three meetings, with Domonic Brown's homer accounting for the Phillies' lone run Monday.
Philadelphia (21-24) has been outscored 17-4 while dropping two of three overall.
"We definitely have to score more runs to have a winning team," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Hopefully we can keep staying at it and we will, but right now it's tough. We take a step forward and two steps back."
The Phillies will look to get back on track with help from Tyler Cloyd, who has been recalled from the minors to make his second spot start.
Cloyd (0-0, 2.84) gave up two runs in 6 1-3 innings of a 3-2 loss to Arizona in his season debut May 10, when was immediately sent back to Lehigh Valley.
"I might as well go (to the minors) and keep pitching well," Cloyd said after that outing. "Hopefully, the next opportunity they have, I can come back up and do well."
The right-hander is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA in seven career starts, none against the Marlins.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 1:55:43 PM EST|