|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
ATLANTA ( WOOD )
|963||MIAMI||+145||Ov 7,-120||+150||Ov 7,+100|
|964||ATLANTA||-155||Un 7,+100||-160||Un 7,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||19-11||+10.8||17-10||5.1||0.275||0.338||4.0||0.253||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.3||2-4||3.4||0.246||0.310||4.6||0.303||0.349|
|vs Right-handed Starters||54-54||-10.2||43-57||3.6||0.243||0.306||3.6||0.249||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.2||1-4||2.7||0.240||0.296||2.6||0.215||0.271|
|8/22/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||13-5||W||-120||10 ov||O||16||12||0||13||9||0|
|8/23/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)||4-5||L||-105||10.5 un||U||12||15||0||14||9||1|
|8/24/2014||HAND(L)||@ COLORADO||BERGMAN(R)||4-7||L||105||10.5 ov||O||11||8||0||14||9||0|
|8/25/2014||COSART(R)||@ LA ANGELS||LEBLANC(L)||7-1||W||155||8.5 un||U||11||9||0||8||8||0|
|8/26/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||2-8||L||170||7.5 un||O||6||8||0||16||10||0|
|8/27/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||1-6||L||140||8 un||U||7||7||2||8||9||0|
|8/29/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||2-5||L||160||7 ov||P||7||6||2||8||7||0|
|8/30/2014||COSART(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||4-0||W||120||7.5 ev||U||10||11||0||9||7||3|
|8/31/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)|| |
|9/1/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|9/2/2014||HAND(L)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|9/3/2014||KOEHLER(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|8/18/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||WORLEY(R)||7-3||W||-110||7 ov||O||15||9||0||9||7||2|
|8/19/2014||HARANG(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||11-3||W||155||7.5 ov||O||14||8||1||9||6||1|
|8/20/2014||WOOD(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||2-3||L||105||7.5 un||U||5||5||1||5||3||0|
|8/21/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||HOLMBERG(L)||8-0||W||-180||8 un||P||8||10||0||5||5||0|
|8/22/2014||MINOR(L)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)||3-1||W||-105||7.5 ev||U||11||13||0||2||7||0|
|8/23/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||0-1||L||-125||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||5||6||0|
|8/24/2014||HARANG(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||3-5||L||-120||7.5 un||O||9||10||0||10||7||0|
|8/26/2014||WOOD(L)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||2-3||L||-145||7 un||U||8||4||0||5||3||0|
|8/27/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||3-2||W||-120||6.5 ov||U||5||4||0||6||7||1|
|8/28/2014||MINOR(L)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||6-1||W||-110||7 un||P||13||6||0||4||3||1|
|9/5/2014|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||@ 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 NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Miami (65-67) at Atlanta (70-64), 7:10 p.m. EDT
While the Atlanta Braves are starting to heat up again, the Miami Marlins are quickly fading.
The Braves try to add to the Marlins' woes as these NL East foes continue a three-game set Saturday night at Turner Field.
Atlanta (71-64) has followed a three-game losing streak with three straight wins after taking Friday's opener 5-2. Justin Upton went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs for the Braves, who are just behind San Francisco and St. Louis for the top two spots in the wild-card standings.
"We're going to have to do that if we're going to win," said Upton, whose team has won 10 of 14. "Every night's not going to be a three-run homer. We're going to have to find ways to scratch runs across. We did that tonight."
The slumping Marlins (65-68) dropped five games behind Atlanta with their third straight loss and fifth in six games. Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit home run and Marcell Ozuna collected three of Miami's seven hits.
The Marlins have hit .206 with 30 strikeouts while being outscored 19-5 in their last three games.
"When you talk about winning games this time of year, you've got to make plays," manager Mike Redmond said. "The team that makes plays and gets big hits wins ball games."
Miami's Jarred Cosart (2-1, 2.08 ERA) is set to make his fifth start since coming over from Houston in a six-player trade July 31. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last three after winning 7-1 at Angel Stadium on Monday.
Cosart yielded one run over 7 2-3 innings, improving to 5-0 with a 3.19 ERA over a six-start stretch on the road. He threw seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Braves on June 26 in his lone appearance against them.
Atlanta counters with Aaron Harang (10-8, 3.60), who is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last three outings. He was tagged for four runs over 5 1-3 innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss at Cincinnati.
Harang has already faced the Marlins four times this year, going 0-1 with a 5.18 ERA. He allowed one or two runs in three of those outings but a career high-tying nine over 4 2-3 innings in the other.
Ozuna is 4 for 10 with two homers when facing Harang and Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 6 for 10 with three doubles. Ozuna is batting .378 with three homers, four doubles and 12 RBIs over the last 11 games.
Giancarlo Stanton, 5 for 12 with three extra-base hits against Harang since 2012, is hitting .208 with one RBI over a seven-game stretch against the Braves.
Upton is batting .329 with seven homers and a major league-leading 27 RBIs since Aug. 8. He's 11 for his last 34 with three homers and seven RBIs against the Marlins.
"The guys on front of me have been getting on base, and I've been fortunate to get some hits," he said. "As far as run producing, it's probably been the best."
Teammate Freddie Freeman has looked lost against Miami this year, going 3 for 54 with 20 strikeouts. He's batting .172 with one RBI in his last eight games overall.
The Braves have split 14 meetings with Miami, including eight at home.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 1:24:45 PM EST|