|MIAMI ( HAND )|
CINCINNATI ( CUETO )
|901||MIAMI||+160||Ov 7,-105||+165||Ov 7,+110|
|902||CINCINNATI||-170||Un 7,-115||-175||Un 7,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-49||-4.7||47-38||3.7||0.243||0.310||4.3||0.264||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||4-3||3.1||0.207||0.304||4.1||0.269||0.328|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-12||+2.5||14-11||4.2||0.255||0.313||3.9||0.228||0.301|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||4-3||4.7||0.282||0.323||3.0||0.215||0.295|
|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)||6-3||W||120||7.5 un||O||9||9||0||7||6||1|
|8/6/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||3-7||L||120||7.5 un||O||7||4||1||9||5||0|
|8/7/2014||FLYNN(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||2-7||L||125||8 un||O||3||2||0||13||6||0|
|8/8/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||2-1||W||120||7 ev||U||7||10||0||7||7||0|
|8/9/2014||PENNY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||4-3||W||125||8 un||U||8||12||1||7||8||0|
|8/10/2014||HAND(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)|| |
|8/11/2014||KOEHLER(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/12/2014||COSART(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|8/13/2014||EOVALDI(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|8/17/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|7/31/2014||CUETO(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||3-1||W||-115||6.5 un||U||7||6||0||5||5||2|
|8/1/2014||LATOS(R)||@ MIAMI||COSART(R)||5-2||W||105||7 ev||P||8||6||1||7||7||0|
|8/2/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)||1-2||L||105||7 un||U||6||7||0||7||7||0|
|8/3/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)||7-3||W||-110||7 ov||O||15||8||1||5||7||1|
|8/4/2014||SIMON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||1-7||L||190||7 un||O||8||11||0||10||4||1|
|8/5/2014||CUETO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||9-2||W||105||7 un||O||15||8||0||5||4||1|
|8/14/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|8/15/2014||SIMON(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|8/16/2014||CUETO(R)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)|| |
|8/17/2014|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|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.''
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-CINCINNATI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Reds Preview* ======================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Miami (56-59) at Cincinnati (59-57), 1:10 p.m. EDT
Johnny Cueto is out to match the major league lead for wins, and if his run support remains on its current trajectory, he'll almost certainly get there.
The right-hander chases his 14th win Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds try to avoid being swept at home for the first time this season at the hands of the visiting Miami Marlins.
Cueto (13-6, 2.04 ERA), who leads baseball with a .183 opponents' batting average and ranks third in ERA while throwing an NL-high 171 2-3 innings, has won three straight starts and five in a row at home.
With his level of dominance, the amount of run support hasn't much mattered at times, though it's certainly been improving. The NL Cy Young Award contender turned one run into a win on July 26, got three on July 31 and received a season-high nine in Tuesday's 9-2 victory in Cleveland.
"Certainly, the offensive output was big and gave Johnny a cushion," manager Bryan Price told MLB's official website. "I couldn't be any happier to get Johnny Cueto out there with a cushion."
Cueto, now 5-0 in his last six starts, fired his fourth complete game of the season while holding the Indians to five hits, which is the most hits he's surrendered in his last five starts. His opponents' average has actually increased in that time.
"That's him. He's been great for us the entire season," catcher Brayan Pena said. "... Johnny was Johnny once again."
His July 31 win came in Miami, where Cueto limited the Marlins to one run and four hits while striking out nine in seven innings. He's 3-1 with a 4.46 ERA in six starts against the Marlins, with Giancarlo Stanton going 3 for 9 with a home run and a triple.
Cincinnati (59-58) fell by a 4-3 score to Miami (57-59) on Saturday and has totaled four runs in consecutive losses.
Jay Bruce homered in the first inning to end the Marlins' streak of 11 games without surrendering a home run, one shy of the team record set July 24-Aug. 4, 2013.
Pena reached on a pinch-hit single to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with a .405 average. He was removed for a pinch-runner because his left hamstring has been tight, but Price plans to have him catch Sunday.
The Reds were last swept at home by the Marlins from May 23-25, 2003. Marlins pitcher Brad Penny happened to start and win the second game of that series and also won Saturday's middle contest in his Marlins return.
Rather than rookie phenom Dontrelle Willis, though, Brad Hand (2-3, 4.03) will get the ball this time.
Hand's current stint in the rotation of seven straight starts is his longest since starting the first 13 games of his career, and consistency seems to have arrived along with routine.
The 24-year-old is 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA in those starts. He didn't get a decision in Tuesday's 6-3 win in Pittsburgh after allowing two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, his shortest outing in his last four.
"I feel good with all my stuff right now," said Hand, who has yet to face Cincinnati. "I've really been pounding the zone with all my stuff, for the most part. I'm just trying to give my team a chance to win every night."
He's done the best job of that on the road, going 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in five starts this season.
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 12:16:45 PM EST|