|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
ARIZONA ( DELGADO )
|909||MIAMI||+165||Ov 8.5,+100||+170||Ov 8.5,-105|
|910||ARIZONA||-175||Un 8.5,-120||-180||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||15-32||-10.5||24-19||3.6||0.240||0.290||4.7||0.263||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.3||5-1||4.1||0.236||0.268||5.9||0.286||0.340|
|vs Right-handed Starters||24-21||+1.4||23-20||4.6||0.265||0.321||4.4||0.258||0.305|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.4||4-3||3.4||0.241||0.303||4.3||0.226||0.282|
|6/4/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PETTIBONE(R)||3-7||L||140||7.5 ev||O||10||9||2||8||6||2|
|6/5/2013||TURNER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||1-6||L||200||7.5 un||U||5||5||0||9||7||0|
|6/8/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||2-1||W||195||6.5 un||U||15||10||0||13||22||0|
|6/9/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||8-4||W||187||7.5 ov||O||17||10||1||6||3||2|
|6/14/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)||5-4||W||+120||7.5 un||O||10||6||1||8||6||1|
|6/15/2013||KOEHLER(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||7-13||L||+175||7.5 un||O||11||8||0||17||8||0|
|6/16/2013||NOLASCO(R)||ST LOUIS||LYONS(L)||7-2||W||+125||8 un||O||11||8||2||5||7||0|
|6/17/2013||TURNER(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||3-2||W||180||8 un||U||3||2||0||7||9||1|
|6/18/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)|| |
|6/19/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|6/20/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)|| |
|6/21/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|6/22/2013||TURNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)|| |
|6/23/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/25/2013|| ||MINNESOTA|| || |
|6/4/2013||SKAGGS(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||7-6||W||145||8 un||O||14||10||0||14||14||0|
|6/5/2013||MILEY(L)||@ ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)||10-3||W||125||8.5 un||O||11||6||1||12||8||1|
|6/6/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||8-12||L||170||7.5 un||O||13||6||0||17||8||0|
|6/7/2013||CORBIN(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||3-1||W||-130||8.5 un||U||5||4||0||8||7||0|
|6/8/2013||CAHILL(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-10||L||+105||8 un||O||8||6||1||15||9||0|
|6/9/2013||SKAGGS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)||2-6||L||-140||9 un||U||6||6||2||12||9||1|
|6/10/2013||MILEY(L)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||5-4||W||165||6 un||O||11||8||1||14||8||0|
|6/11/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||3-5||L||120||7 un||O||4||4||0||5||8||0|
|6/12/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||8-6||W||-105||6.5 un||O||20||14||0||12||7||0|
|6/14/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||1-2||L||115||7 un||U||2||3||1||5||7||1|
|6/15/2013||MILEY(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||4-6||L||100||7.5 un||O||7||7||1||7||3||0|
|6/16/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||1-4||L||-115||8 un||U||8||4||1||6||4||0|
|6/25/2013|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|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).
|ARIZONA: HITTING: Arizona's offense placed ninth in the majors in runs (4.5 per game), homers (172) and OPS (.736), thanks in big part to its young outfield trio. OF JUSTIN UPTON, 24, had a career year and led his team with a .289 BA, 31 HR, 88 RBI, 105 runs and a .369 OBP. OF GERARDO PARRA may have won a Gold Glove, but OF JASON KUBEL is the new leftfielder. Kubel's power numbers will improve in the desert. OF CHRIS YOUNG's .236 BA was poor, but his .331 OBP allowed him to score 89 times and swipe a team-high 22 SB. 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, 24, belted 30 homers in 103 Double-A games and continued his power in the majors with eight bombs in 156 at-bats. 3B RYAN ROBERTS (19 HR, 86 runs) and C MIGUEL MONTERO (18 HR, 86 RBI) also had career-best seasons. 2B AARON HILL was a great midseason acquisition from Toronto, tallying an .878 OPS in 33 games with Arizona. SS STEPHEN DREW batted only .252 with 5 HR in half a season before fracturing his ankle. He'll probably return in early May, and speedy WILLIE BLOOMQUIST will replace him in the starting lineup. |
STARTING PITCHING: D-backs starters won 71 games, sixth-most in baseball. IAN KENNEDY won 21 of those contests and led the team with a 2.88 ERA and 198 strikeouts. He also held batters to a .210 BA at hitter-friendly Chase Field. DANIEL HUDSON was strong in all facets as well, notching 16 wins, 169 K and a 3.49 ERA. He pitches like a seasoned veteran, but he's only 25. Newcomer TREVOR CAHILL was 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his first 10 starts before finishing 6-13 with a 5.25 ERA. Don't expect a huge comeback going from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park. The Diamondbacks brought back innings eater JOE SAUNDERS, which closed the door for stud prospect WADE MILEY to begin 2012 in Arizona's starting rotation. Once the first-round draft pick from 2008 cuts down on his walks, everything else should fall into place, and he should be pitching for the big club come September. JOSH COLLMENTER burst on the scene with his crazy delivery and was unhittable in his first six starts (1.05 ERA, 0.76 WHIP). He predictably tailed off, but still led the rotation with a 1.07 WHIP, walking just 28 batters in 154.1 innings.
RELIEF PITCHING: Arizona led the majors with 58 saves, as J.J. PUTZ tallied 45 of those. He didn't allow a run in his final 18 appearances, finishing with a 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 9.5 K per 9 IP. He was unhittable on the road, giving up just one run on nine hits in 24.1 innings (.113 opp. BA). Putz does have a history of being injured, and if he gets hurt again, DAVID HERNANDEZ proved a worthy replacement, saving 11 games last year and posting a strong 10.0 K per 9 IP rate. He held opponents to a meager .193 BA. BRAD ZIEGLER was even better after Arizona acquired him at the deadline. In 23 appearances with the D-backs, the side-arming Ziegler notched a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Diamondbacks Preview* ==============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Miami (21-47) at Arizona (37-32), 9:40 p.m. EDT
The Arizona Diamondbacks are scuffling at the plate, and it's becoming a serious issue with runners in scoring position.
Giancarlo Stanton isn't having any such trouble since his return to the Miami Marlins.
The Diamondbacks will try to stop the surging Stanton in an attempt to avoid their longest losing streak of the year Tuesday night.
Arizona (37-33) is batting .188 with eight runs during a season high-tying four-game skid after hitting .294 over the previous 18 contests.
The Diamondbacks are having major issues with runners in scoring position, going 4 for 26 (.154) over the last four games. That was vital Monday, when they went 1 for 12 and stranded nine runners while squandering a two-run lead in a 3-2 loss to Miami (22-47).
"More of the same," manager Kirk Gibson said.
That could also apply to Stanton, who is 11 for 28 (.393) with three doubles, four homers and 10 RBIs in seven games since returning from a strained right hamstring that sidelined him since April 29.
The Marlins slugger turned in his best performance yet in the opener of this three-game series Monday, tying the game with a two-run homer off Patrick Corbin before connecting for a solo shot in the ninth off Heath Bell.
Stanton is a .349 hitter with five doubles, six homers and 13 RBIs in 12 visits to Chase Field.
"The guy is swinging the bat good. We have to find a better way to get around him," Gibson said. "You can see how strong he is. He just barreled it."
That will be Randall Delgado's job, as he tries to make a case for a spot in the back end of the Diamondbacks' rotation.
The right-hander failed to do that out of spring training, compiling a 7.45 ERA in six games, and didn't do himself any favors in his only appearance for Arizona this season. In a 7-1 loss at St. Louis on June 3, he was tagged for two runs and four hits - one homer - in two innings of relief.
Since then, Delgado has allowed three runs with 12 strikeouts in 12 2-3 innings in two starts for Triple-A Reno.
"Delgado was up here and got his feet wet this year, went back down worked on some things, threw a good game, (had) better command and he's the guy," Gibson told the team's official website.
Gibson may have been swayed by Delgado's 2-0 record and 1.10 ERA in three starts versus Miami, which has won six of nine.
The Marlins are giving Nathan Eovaldi his season debut after his recovery from shoulder inflammation, which landed him on the disabled list in March.
The right-hander went 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts during a minor-league rehabilitation assignment.
"We were really taking it slow, making sure everything felt good," Eovaldi told the team's official website. "After each bullpen and each game, I haven't had any soreness or any type of fatigue. I've been feeling great."
Eovaldi went 3-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 12 starts with the Marlins after being acquired in a trade that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July.
He's 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA in five games versus the Diamondbacks, but he's won both of his starts against them - both on the road - while yielding three runs in 11 innings.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 3:43:31 AM EST|