|MIAMI ( TURNER )|
ATLANTA ( MINOR )
|955||MIAMI||+175||Ov 7.5,-120||+170||Ov 7.5,+105|
|956||ATLANTA||-185||Un 7.5,+100||-180||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-9||+6.4||14-6||5.2||0.273||0.336||4.1||0.258||0.307|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.2||5-2||2.3||0.211||0.272||5.4||0.271||0.330|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-36||+3.3||32-46||3.8||0.243||0.305||3.6||0.248||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.1||5-2||5.9||0.242||0.313||4.1||0.250||0.317|
|7/8/2014||HAND(L)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)||2-1||W||105||8.5 ev||U||5||4||3||9||11||0|
|7/9/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||3-4||L||100||7.5 ov||U||9||6||1||9||8||0|
|7/11/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-7||L||105||7 un||O||6||6||0||12||4||0|
|7/12/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||4-5||L||105||7.5 ov||O||5||7||1||6||5||1|
|7/13/2014||HAND(L)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||1-9||L||140||7.5 ov||O||5||4||1||14||12||0|
|7/18/2014||EOVALDI(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||1-9||L||+115||7.5 un||O||7||7||0||13||6||0|
|7/19/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||3-5||L||+105||7.5 un||O||11||5||2||8||7||0|
|7/20/2014||HAND(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||3-2||W||+115||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||6||4||1|
|7/21/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||3-1||W||170||7 ev||U||8||10||2||6||9||0|
|7/22/2014||TURNER(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|7/23/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|7/24/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)|| |
|7/25/2014||HAND(L)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|7/26/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)|| |
|7/27/2014||TURNER(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|7/8/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||3-8||L||-140||7 un||O||13||10||0||18||10||1|
|7/9/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||1-4||L||-125||7 un||U||8||6||0||6||1||1|
|7/10/2014||HARANG(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)||3-1||W||115||7 un||U||10||6||0||5||9||0|
|7/11/2014||WOOD(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||4-5||L||-105||7.5 un||O||6||5||0||7||7||1|
|7/12/2014||MINOR(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||11-6||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||12||4||0||11||4||0|
|7/13/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||10-7||W||-155||7.5 ov||O||11||7||0||9||5||0|
|7/25/2014||WOOD(L)||SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)|| |
|7/26/2014||TEHERAN(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|7/27/2014||MINOR(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|7/28/2014||SANTANA(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|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 JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Miami (45-52) at Atlanta (54-44), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Mike Minor's inconsistency has left the Atlanta Braves wondering what they're going to see from start to start.
It's been pretty well known, though, that he hasn't been at his best when facing the Miami Marlins recently.
Minor hopes that's not the case Tuesday night as he looks to help Atlanta avoid a third loss in four games at Turner Field.
After setting career bests with 13 wins and a 3.21 ERA in 2013, Minor (3-5, 4.86 ERA) has had some solid performances with poor outings mixed in during his 14 starts this season.
Minor has pitched fewer than five innings three times and allowed at least five runs in four starts, but he's also given up two runs or fewer seven times. He's coming off his first win since May 19, though that's a bit deceiving considering he allowed six runs and 11 hits in six innings of the Braves' 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs on July 12.
The left-hander, who homered in that contest, is 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA over his last seven outings.
"It was one of those days where I felt like I made some good pitches and they just got hits," Minor said.
The Marlins have had some big hits in their recent meetings with Minor. He's 1-2 with a 4.73 ERA in his last five starts in the series, and has allowed four homers over 13 innings in his last two.
Giancarlo Stanton is 5 for 19 off Minor, but four of those hits are homers and he's also walked eight times. Stanton went 0 for 4 with an intentional walk in Monday's series opener but scored on Garrett Jones' two-run single in the 10th inning of Miami's 3-1 victory.
"We can't rely on the same guys every single night to get the win," manager Mike Redmond said. "Giancarlo can't hit a home run every single time to win the game."
Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered in the fifth for the Marlins (46-52), who have won back-to-back games following a six-game losing streak. Miami hasn't yet given up on trying to catch Atlanta and Washington, which leads the Braves by one game and the Marlins by 8 1/2 atop the NL East.
"It's a huge series," said Tom Koehler, who allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings Monday. "We're running out of season. (The Braves) are ahead of us, so obviously coming in here we want to play them tough and win these games."
Atlanta (54-45) scored 36 runs while winning four of its previous five, but its only run Monday came on Chris Johnson's RBI groundout in the second. Johnson went 0 for 4 after hitting .450 with four homers during a five-game hitting streak.
The Braves look to get their offense back on track as they face Jacob Turner, who will be making his first start in nearly six weeks.
Turner (2-6, 6.22) went 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA in nine starts before being demoted to the bullpen after giving up five runs in four innings of a 6-0 loss to Texas on June 11. He also had a stint on the disabled list in April due to a strained right shoulder.
The right-hander made eight relief appearances, the most recent coming July 13 in a 9-1 loss to the New York Mets as he allowed two runs and four hits in three innings. Right-handers are hitting .350 against Turner, the worst mark for any NL pitcher.
Turner allowed five runs in five innings of a 9-5 loss to Atlanta on May 31, falling to 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in five career starts against the Braves.
|Last Updated: 2/23/2018 4:13:44 PM EST|