|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
ATLANTA ( HARANG )
|951||MIAMI||+155||Ov 7.5,+105||+125||Ov 7,+100|
|952||ATLANTA||-165||Un 7.5,-125||-135||Un 7,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||4-10||-6.8||9-5||4.2||0.258||0.330||4.9||0.272||0.340|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.2||3-4||5.0||0.271||0.343||2.6||0.189||0.249|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-7||+3||6-10||3.5||0.229||0.287||2.9||0.232||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||1-6||3.0||0.235||0.293||1.9||0.196||0.249|
|4/9/2014||HAND(L)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||7-10||L||185||7 ev||O||14||12||3||11||7||0|
|4/10/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||1-7||L||205||7.5 un||O||3||5||0||10||6||2|
|4/11/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||3-6||L||-135||6.5 ov||O||7||10||0||10||9||0|
|4/12/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PETTIBONE(R)||4-5||L||100||8 un||O||13||12||0||9||4||1|
|4/13/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||3-4||L||110||8.5 ov||U||6||7||1||13||13||1|
|4/21/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||2-4||L||175||7.5 ov||U||9||10||1||9||12||3|
|4/22/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||1-0||W||120||6.5 un||U||4||3||1||3||3||0|
|4/23/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)|| |
|4/25/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)|| |
|4/27/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|4/9/2014||SANTANA(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||4-3||W||-165||7 un||P||9||5||0||6||5||0|
|4/10/2014||HALE(R)||NY METS||MEJIA(R)||4-6||L||-130||7.5 un||O||7||6||1||9||9||0|
|4/14/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)||9-6||W||-125||8.5 un||O||9||9||2||8||6||2|
|4/16/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)||1-0||W||125||6.5 un||U||11||10||0||3||3||0|
|4/17/2014||WOOD(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||0-1||L||-140||7 un||U||4||5||0||8||4||0|
|4/18/2014||HARANG(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||6-0||W||-115||7 un||U||12||8||0||1||7||1|
|4/19/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)||7-5||W||-130||7 un||O||11||7||1||13||11||2|
|4/20/2014||HALE(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||3-4||L||105||7.5 un||U||10||9||3||9||11||1|
|4/29/2014||HARANG(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|ATLANTA: ATLANTA (AP) - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.|
No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.
The defending NL East champions lost a big chunk of their starting rotation down in Florida: projected opening day starter Kris Medlen and fellow right-hander Brandon Beachy both underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time and are out for the season. Another starter, Mike Minor, will also begin the year on the disabled list as he recovers from a sore shoulder.
But the Braves are nothing if not resourceful. They quickly signed Ervin Santana to a $14.1 million, one-year contract and have every intention of getting back to the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.
''We still have a great team,'' closer Craig Kimbrel said. ''It's tough losing two top pitchers. But getting Santana was really big. I want to be closing out division titles and championships and World Series. I think we've still got the group to do it.''
The Braves will have a different look behind the plate after longtime catcher Brian McCann signed with the New York Yankees. But another title in a lackluster division is certainly a possibility, especially if second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton bounce back from dismal seasons in which both hit under .200. They showed signs of turning things around in spring training.
''Time will tell,'' general manager Frank Wren said, ''but we really like what we've seen so far.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-ATLANTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Braves Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Miami (9-11) at Atlanta (13-6), 12:10 p.m. EDT
With a long season in mind, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled Aaron Harang from his last start with a no-hitter intact.
A solid outing from the right-hander Wednesday at home against the Miami Marlins could help further justify the move as both teams look for a series win and continued dominance from their starting staffs.
"You look back and appreciate those things where your manager is looking out for you and taking care of you, making sure you're going to make your next start and many more starts throughout the season," Harang told the team's official website.
Harang (3-1, 0.70 ERA) threw 121 pitches, walked six and struck out five in seven hitless innings of Friday's 6-0 road win over the New York Mets before turning things over to the bullpen, which allowed one hit in the final two frames.
"I want to see him throw a no-hitter, but I think you get to a point where you have to worry about 25 more starts," Gonzalez said of the 35-year-old Harang, who has taken no-hit bids into the seventh in two of four starts this season.
"You have to worry about his longevity and all of that kind of stuff. I think we made the right decision. It doesn't matter who comes in and tells me different."
Harang's untouchable effort was an extension of his previous three impressive starts. The first-year Braves hurler has held opponents to a .110 average and has allowed two hits or less in three outings.
Harang has never done that to the Marlins. In 13 career starts, he owns a 5-4 record and 6.26 ERA.
Gonzalez has received plenty of top-notch outings from his rotation. The Braves (13-7), however, came out on the wrong end of Tuesday's 1-0 pitchers' duel with the Marlins (10-11).
Jose Fernandez held Atlanta to three hits in eight innings while striking out 14 to better Alex Wood, who allowed a run and four hits in eight innings while fanning 11.
Giancarlo Stanton doubled and scored the only run on Casey McGehee's single. Stanton is 1 for his last 15 and is batting .175 against Braves pitching since the start of 2013.
The Braves' rotation has given up more than two earned runs just once this season on its way to an MLB-best 1.50 ERA.
The Marlins' starting staff has been even better lately with a 0.93 ERA in the last seven games. They're 5-2 after losing eight straight and have finally won their first road game of 2014 after dropping their first seven, a franchise record.
Miami sends Nathan Eovaldi to continue the success. The 24-year-old right-hander hasn't flirted with no-hitters, but his control has been outstanding with a 7.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio (23-3).
Eovaldi (1-1, 3.55 ERA) allowed three runs - one earned - in six innings of Friday's 8-4 home win over Seattle but didn't factor into the decision.
He's 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA against the Braves in six career starts, including 15 scoreless innings in his two 2013 outings against them.
Miami left fielder Christian Yelich, who led off Tuesday's game with a bunt single, has a 16-game hitting streak.
A night after hitting a walkoff homer, Atlanta catcher Evan Gattis went 0 for 3 and is in a 2-for-19 slump. Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria went 0 for 3 and is 4 for his last 30.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 6 for 13 with a home run off Harang.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 10:34:48 AM EST|