|MIAMI ( HAND )|
PITTSBURGH ( MORTON )
|951||MIAMI||+145||Ov 7.5,-110||+120||Ov 7.5,+100|
|952||PITTSBURGH||-155||Un 7.5,-110||-130||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-48||-7.4||45-36||3.7||0.245||0.308||4.4||0.264||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.6||2-4||3.0||0.214||0.285||3.7||0.237||0.302|
|vs Left-handed Starters||12-9||+1.5||7-13||3.9||0.250||0.315||4.3||0.257||0.312|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||4-3||5.1||0.256||0.323||3.6||0.240||0.295|
|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)||1-6||L||160||7 ov||P||7||8||1||8||6||1|
|7/24/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||3-2||W||120||7.5 un||U||8||6||0||6||3||0|
|7/25/2014||HAND(L)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||2-0||W||120||8.5 un||U||11||9||0||3||2||1|
|7/26/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)||7-3||W||-110||8.5 un||O||9||7||0||12||10||1|
|7/27/2014||TURNER(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)||4-2||W||110||8 ev||U||8||6||1||7||6||0|
|8/5/2014||HAND(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)|| |
|8/7/2014||COSART(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|8/9/2014||TURNER(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||HAND(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)|| |
|8/11/2014||KOEHLER(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|7/22/2014||WORLEY(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||12-7||W||-115||8 un||O||12||8||2||9||9||0|
|7/23/2014||LIRIANO(L)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||6-1||W||-155||7.5 un||U||9||4||0||5||6||0|
|7/25/2014||MORTON(R)||@ COLORADO||ANDERSON(L)||1-8||L||-115||10 ov||U||5||9||0||10||4||0|
|7/26/2014||LOCKE(L)||@ COLORADO||MATZEK(L)||1-8||L||-115||10.5 un||U||4||5||1||14||8||1|
|7/27/2014||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||7-5||W||-115||10.5 un||O||16||12||1||10||8||0|
|7/28/2014||WORLEY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-0||W||145||6.5 un||U||7||4||0||4||2||2|
|7/29/2014||LIRIANO(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||3-1||W||105||6.5 un||U||7||6||0||6||5||0|
|7/30/2014||MORTON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||5-7||L||105||7 ev||O||6||5||1||12||11||1|
|7/31/2014||LOCKE(L)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||4-7||L||-130||8.5 un||O||8||7||1||10||7||0|
|8/1/2014||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)||9-4||W||-120||9 un||O||13||9||1||8||7||0|
|8/2/2014||WORLEY(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||8-3||W||-125||8 ov||O||11||8||2||9||11||2|
|8/3/2014||LIRIANO(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||2-3||L||-165||8 un||U||10||8||0||7||4||1|
|8/8/2014||WORLEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|8/9/2014||LIRIANO(L)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||MORTON(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|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.''
|PITTSBURGH: PITTSBURGH (AP) - The roars have faded. The giddiness of ending 21 years of futility and coming with a game of the National League championship series, too.|
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in some ways just another NL contender these days. That dark cloud of two decades of losing is gone after a remarkable 94-68 surge and the playoff berth that came along with it in 2013.
Now the franchise needs to figure out what to do with the rest of its life. For three seasons a club that was a laughingstock when manager Clint Hurdle took over in December 2010 has slowly made inroads to relevance.
Suddenly, the ''World Series or bust'' attitude owner Bob Nutting has espoused for years doesn't seem so laughable anymore.
Press reigning NL Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle on what his team can possibly do for an encore despite a relatively quiet offseason and he responds with his usual eternal optimism.
''Excellence is verb, not a noun,'' Hurdle said. ''You're going to continue to push forward. Our goal is to win a sixth world championship. The fact is, we haven't won an LCS or a division series. We need to maintain our focus on the things we need to do.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-PITTSBURGH) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Pirates Preview* =========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Miami (54-57) at Pittsburgh (59-52), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The Pittsburgh Pirates could be without the reigning NL MVP as they open an eight-game homestand.
With Andrew McCutchen's status uncertain, the Pirates hope they can at least rely on Charlie Morton's home success when they face the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh (59-52) wrapped up a 5-5 road trip with a controversial defeat Sunday, losing 3-2 in 10 innings to Arizona. The Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed slid into second base with his arms raised, deflecting a potential inning-ending double play relay and allowing the winning run to score.
Manager Clint Hurdle wanted Ahmed to be called for runner's interference, but the play wasn't reviewed and the crew chief said it could not be challenged.
Hurdle's bigger concern was McCutchen, who exited after the top of the eighth with discomfort in his left side after hitting a sacrifice fly. There was no immediate word on his status.
McCutchen, batting .311 with 17 home runs and 67 RBIs, has hit .452 in his last 12 meetings with Miami.
" ... the side has never been a problem ever in my life, so I've never had to deal with this, so who knows," McCutchen told MLB's official website, adding that X-rays "were fine."
Neil Walker also sat for the second straight day due to a tight lower back but is expected to play Tuesday.
The Pirates figure to be happy to return home, where they've won 14 of 17 with the starters posting a 2.51 ERA.
Morton (5-10, 3.54 ERA) has gone 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in his last four outings overall. The right-hander gave up a season-high nine hits and four runs - three in the first - over five innings of a 7-5 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday, not receiving a decision.
However, he's 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in his past six at PNC Park and has beaten the Marlins both times he's faced them there in his career, posting a 2.77 ERA.
Morton has won three straight starts against Miami overall, the latest an 8-6 road victory June 14 in which he yielded two runs in seven innings.
The Marlins (54-57) have dropped four of five while totaling 11 runs and 30 hits. Leadoff hitter Christian Yelich has gone 3 for 17 in that span.
Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the club with 74 RBIs, struck out in all four of his at-bats in a 7-3 home loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. Miami was 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
Manager Mike Redmond hopes his team will be refreshed following its first off-day since the All-Star break.
"Guys are beat up," Redmond told MLB's official website. "... We got a lot of guys that played a lot. They're grinding and a little frustrated at times, which is natural. We'll be fine though."
Stanton is 5 for 13 off Morton and has batted .400 in his last nine matchups with Pittsburgh.
Brad Hand (2-3, 4.15) is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA in six starts since joining the Miami rotation and has posted three straight outings of seven-plus innings for the first time in his career. The left-hander took the loss Wednesday, however, surrendering three runs in seven innings of a 4-3 defeat to Washington.
Hand, who has never faced Pittsburgh, will be backed by a bullpen that has given up two earned runs over its last 32 1-3 innings.
The Marlins have lost six straight at PNC Park while totaling 13 runs. They had dropped five straight in the series prior to a 3-2 home win in the last meeting June 15.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 12:52:47 AM EST|