|MIAMI ( DYSON )|
PHILADELPHIA ( LEE )
|901||MIAMI||+190||Ov 7.5,+100||+205||Ov 7,-105|
|902||PHILADELPHIA||-210||Un 7.5,-120||-225||Un 7,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||20-27||+2.1||16-23||2.8||0.228||0.286||3.6||0.253||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3||1-6||2.3||0.214||0.255||2.9||0.203||0.276|
|vs Right-handed Starters||50-60||-13.3||56-51||3.7||0.248||0.301||4.9||0.272||0.330|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.5||4-3||3.9||0.293||0.359||5.4||0.264||0.312|
|9/2/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||4-3||W||125||7 ov||P||9||6||1||8||5||0|
|9/3/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||6-2||W||130||8 un||P||12||10||0||4||6||1|
|9/4/2013||FLYNN(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||7-9||L||135||8 un||O||11||8||1||11||8||1|
|9/13/2013||HAND(L)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||3-4||L||135||7.5 un||U||7||3||1||5||4||0|
|9/14/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||TORRES(R)||3-0||W||115||7.5 un||U||6||8||0||4||6||0|
|9/14/2013||TURNER(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||1-3||L||-110||8 un||U||4||6||0||6||7||0|
|9/15/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||0-1||L||130||7 ov||U||8||11||0||7||7||2|
|9/16/2013||DYSON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|9/17/2013||FLYNN(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HALLADAY(R)|| |
|9/18/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|9/19/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|9/20/2013||TURNER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|9/21/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|9/22/2013||DYSON(R)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)|| |
|9/23/2013|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|9/10/2013||CLOYD(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||2-8||L||+105||8.5 un||O||7||6||1||13||5||0|
|9/11/2013||LEE(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||4-2||W||-160||7.5 ov||U||8||7||0||5||4||0|
|9/12/2013||HALLADAY(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||10-5||W||+105||8 un||O||14||11||2||4||6||0|
|9/13/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ WASHINGTON||OHLENDORF(R)||1-6||L||155||8 ov||U||8||6||1||11||8||0|
|9/14/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||5-4||W||145||6.5 ov||O||13||8||1||10||11||0|
|9/15/2013||CLOYD(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||2-11||L||175||8 un||O||8||6||0||18||7||0|
|9/20/2013||HAMELS(L)||NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)|| |
|9/21/2013||CLOYD(R)||NY METS||TORRES(R)|| |
|9/22/2013||LEE(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|9/23/2013|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|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 (55-93) at Philadelphia (69-79), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Although they're headed toward their first losing season since 2002, the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to finish strong under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
Sending ace Cliff Lee to the mound against the worst offense in the majors should help them continue that push.
Philadelphia goes for its seventh win in 10 games overall and sixth straight against the visiting Miami Marlins in Monday night's series opener.
Despite dropping two of three in Washington with Sunday's 11-2 loss, the Phillies (69-80) have won 16 of 29 under Sandberg.
Carlos Ruiz (10 for 20), Freddy Galvis (13 for 28) and Cesar Hernandez (6 for 13) have played a key part in the team batting .293 while winning six of nine. The Phillies also welcomed back home run leader Domonic Brown, who doubled Sunday in his first start since Aug. 30 because of a right Achilles tendon injury.
Philadelphia, however, may not need much offensively with Lee (13-6, 2.97 ERA) looking to win his fourth straight decision.
The left-hander has helped the Phillies win four of his last five starts by going 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 36 innings over that span. He fanned nine and allowed two runs over eight innings to win his second consecutive outing, 4-2 over San Diego on Wednesday.
"As a starting pitcher, that's what you should do," said Lee, who has gone at least eight innings in four of six starts. "You should try to go as deep in a game as you can. The only way I know how to do that is to throw strikes, don't walk guys and make them swing their way on base."
Lee went the distance in his only start against the Marlins (55-94) this season, tossing a three-hit shutout in Miami on May 22. He's 4-1 with a 2.30 ERA in nine career starts versus the Marlins, and has given up one earned run over 23 innings in his last three meetings.
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the few Marlins who have had success against Lee, going 5 for 8 with a home run in their matchups the past two seasons. The slugger is hitting .295 with nine home runs in his last 27 games overall.
NL-worst Miami, which ranks last in the majors in runs per game (3.2) and batting average (.231), has averaged 2.4 runs and hit .215 while dropping eight of 10. The Marlins went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position in Sunday's 1-0, 12-inning loss to the Mets.
"We had lots of opportunities, again," said manager Mike Redmond, whose club has totaled nine runs during a five-game losing streak to the Phillies.
Some run support would certainly make things easier on Sam Dyson (0-0, 4.50), who is scheduled to make his first career start after going 1-3 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts at Triple-A New Orleans.
The right-hander has allowed four runs over eight innings in three relief appearances since getting recalled on Aug. 29, though he limited Atlanta to two hits in three scoreless frames in Thursday's 6-1 loss.
Dyson has given up six runs and nine hits over 2 1-3 innings in two career road outings.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 10:56:08 AM EST|