|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
ATLANTA ( SANTANA )
|909||MIAMI||+155||Ov 7.5,+105||+160||Ov 7,-115|
|910||ATLANTA||-165||Un 7.5,-125||-170||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-43||-9||42-30||3.8||0.247||0.311||4.5||0.267||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.5||5-2||3.0||0.232||0.298||5.1||0.252||0.321|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-37||+1.6||33-46||3.8||0.243||0.304||3.6||0.249||0.308|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.6||5-2||6.0||0.246||0.317||4.3||0.263||0.330|
|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)||6-5||W||165||7.5 un||O||12||10||0||7||4||1|
|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)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|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||HARANG(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||@ 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 KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Miami (46-52) at Atlanta (54-45), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The Miami Marlins haven't had much success in Atlanta over the past five seasons, but clinching a four-game series with one to play would be a step in the right direction.
The Marlins can secure just their third series victory at Turner Field since 2010 with a victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.
Miami (47-52) is 2-10-1 in series at Atlanta since the start of that season, resulting in a 15-26 record. The Marlins haven't won three straight there since a streak of four victories that began with a three-game sweep in April 2009.
The Marlins, winners of three straight overall, secured at least a split of this set with Tuesday's 6-5 victory, and the six-run effort was just their second of more than three runs in the last 11 contests.
"These games are important for us," Tuesday's starter Jacob Turner told MLB's official website. "Coming up to the end of the month here, it's crucial that we win these."
Christian Yelich went 2 for 4 and is batting .365 over 15 games, while Giancarlo Stanton also enjoyed a two-hit night after a 4-for-33 slump through his previous 10.
With Nathan Eovaldi taking the mound, Miami may need to replicate its 12-hit effort.
Eovaldi (5-5, 4.08 ERA) is winless in his last four starts with two losses and a 6.38 ERA. He's also coming off his worst start of the season after allowing eight runs, nine hits and a pair of home runs in four innings of Friday's 9-1 loss to San Francisco.
Manager Mike Redmond isn't discussing it like an isolated incident.
"They've been able to hit his fastball and take advantage of any mistake he seems to make over the course of a game," Redmond said. "I don't know if they've got something on him or what. But they've been able to do quite a bit of damage to him."
His season against Atlanta has been considerably better with a 1-0 record and 1.29 ERA in three starts. In nine career assignments against the Braves, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 1.86 ERA and .202 opponent batting average.
Freddie Freeman (3 for 23), Justin Upton (3 for 16), B.J. Upton (1 for 11), Chris Johnson (0 for 9) and Evan Gattis (0 for 8) have all struggled against Eovaldi, while Jason Heyward is 10 for 22.
Heyward went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead Tuesday's eighth-inning rally that came up a run short. Andrelton Simmons went 0 for 4 and is in a 2-for-21 slump, while Freeman's 0-for-3 night extended his struggles against the Marlins this season to 2 for 44.
The Braves (54-46), two games back of streaking Washington in the NL East, have lost three of four with a .198 average in that time.
"I feel like all of their pitchers in these first two games have thrown pretty well," Heyward said. "I don't think we had too many opportunities. But sometimes, you've got to take advantage of the ones you've got. Sometimes, it's not going to happen."
The Braves turn to Ervin Santana to better the Marlins' effort. After struggling for much of May and June, Santana (8-6, 4.03) has been more consistent in his last four starts with a 3-1 record and 3.67 ERA. The right-hander surrendered four runs - three earned - and six hits in six innings of Friday's 6-4 win over Philadelphia.
Santana is 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA in five career starts against the Marlins, though Casey McGehee is 1 for 8 and Stanton 1 for 7 against him.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 8:23:50 AM EST|