|PHILADELPHIA ( HALLADAY )|
MIAMI ( EOVALDI )
|951||PHILADELPHIA||-115||Ov 7.5,+105||+100||Ov 7,-115|
|952||MIAMI||+105||Un 7.5,-125||-110||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||51-64||-18.5||60-52||3.8||0.249||0.302||4.9||0.272||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-5.2||6-1||4.9||0.279||0.345||5.1||0.298||0.332|
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-70||-19.7||45-53||3.4||0.233||0.286||4.2||0.252||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.8||4-3||2.9||0.247||0.296||5.6||0.285||0.354|
|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)||4-6||L||-210||7.5 un||O||5||4||1||10||6||1|
|9/21/2013||CLOYD(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||4-5||L||+100||8.5 ov||O||7||2||0||7||5||0|
|9/22/2013||LEE(L)||NY METS||TORRES(R)||3-4||L||-195||6.5 ev||O||9||8||1||11||7||0|
|9/23/2013||HALLADAY(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|9/24/2013||MINER(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|9/25/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ MIAMI||HAND(L)|| |
|9/26/2013||CLOYD(R)||@ ATLANTA||MEDLEN(R)|| |
|9/27/2013||LEE(L)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|9/28/2013||HALLADAY(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|9/29/2013||MINER(R)||@ ATLANTA||GARCIA(R)|| |
|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)||2-12||L||205||7 un||O||8||7||0||14||7||0|
|9/17/2013||FLYNN(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HALLADAY(R)||4-6||L||145||7.5 un||O||11||10||0||12||4||0|
|9/18/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||MINER(R)||4-3||W||110||7.5 un||U||10||8||1||8||12||1|
|9/19/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||2-3||L||210||7 ev||U||9||10||0||9||7||0|
|9/20/2013||TURNER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||0-8||L||235||7 ov||O||2||3||0||11||5||0|
|9/22/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)||4-2||W||210||7.5 un||U||12||8||0||4||1||0|
|9/22/2013||FLYNN(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-5||L||255||7.5 un||O||8||5||2||9||12||0|
|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 NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Philadelphia (71-83) at Miami (56-98), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Ryne Sandberg will be back with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014, but Roy Halladay may not.
The two-time Cy Young winner has two more scheduled chances to make his case for a return.
Halladay will try to help the Phillies snap their four-game slide Monday night when he goes for a second straight win over the Miami Marlins.
Having clinched their first losing season since 2002, the Phillies (71-84) are already planning for next year and decided to remove Sandberg's interim tag and sign him to a three-year deal.
The Phillies are 18-17 under Sandberg, but have dropped four in a row following Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets.
"I think this is the right person to take us forward," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "I know his philosophy on the importance of cohesiveness throughout the organization, and that's exactly what we're looking for. I know he understands the importance of player development and scouting, he's got an idea and a vision of what's necessary to move this organization forward."
It's unclear if that includes Halladay (4-4, 6.71 ERA).
"Unfortunately that's out of my control," he told the team's official website. "I'm going to continue to play as hard as I can for the organization and my teammates, and hopefully I have a chance to pitch again. But, you know, I can't worry about things that are out of my control."
The eight-time All-Star is 15-12 with a 5.12 ERA in two seasons after going 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two with the Phillies, winning his most recent Cy Young in 2010.
Halladay is 2-0 with a 4.28 ERA in five starts since returning from right shoulder surgery. The right-hander was sharp Tuesday, yielding one run and four hits in six innings of a 6-4 win over Miami.
He's 4-1 despite a 6.51 ERA in his last five starts against the Marlins, winning his last two road meetings behind a 3.46 ERA.
Miami (57-99) enters a season-ending six-game homestand after concluding a 3-8 road trip with a doubleheader split at Washington on Sunday. The Marlins lost the second game 5-4 after a 4-2 victory in the opener.
Nathan Eovaldi (3-6, 3.79) will make his second straight start against the Phillies.
He's 0-4 with a 5.40 ERA in five previous meetings, pitching past the fifth inning only once.
The right-hander tossed four scoreless innings Wednesday but allowed three runs - two earned - before being pulled after the fifth in a 4-3 win in 10. He finished with five strikeouts and four walks while hitting a batter for the first time this season.
"I felt good until that fifth inning, when I kind of lost control," Eovaldi told the team's official website. "Up until that point, I felt really good. I was getting ahead. I was able to get ahead with my curveball, which I hadn't really been able to do all season. It felt like it was a lot easier to get ahead with my offspeed pitches, and then use my fastball."
Eovaldi has struggled against Carlos Ruiz, Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown, who are a combined 12 for 29 (.414) with three doubles and a homer off him.
The Marlins' next loss will give them 100 for the first time since the 1998 team went 54-108.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 6:07:26 PM EST|