|MIAMI ( NICOLINO )|
PHILADELPHIA ( LEITER JR )
|955||MIAMI||-130||Ov 10,-110||-130||Ov 10,-110|
|956||PHILADELPHIA||+120||Un 10,-110||+120||Un 10,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||52-47||+8.2||49-41||4.9||0.267||0.327||0.421||0.749||4.6||0.250||0.325||0.394||0.719|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.6||4-2||5.9||0.291||0.357||0.467||0.824||5.0||0.254||0.299||0.458||0.756|
|vs Left-handed Starters||16-19||+2.8||15-17||4.2||0.241||0.301||0.408||0.709||4.7||0.271||0.338||0.434||0.772|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.7||5-2||5.0||0.239||0.286||0.465||0.751||6.9||0.320||0.382||0.510||0.892|
|8/9/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||1-10||L||160||9.5 un||O||8||8||0||14||10||0|
|8/10/2017||STRAILY(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||2-3||L||140||9 ev||U||6||8||0||7||4||0|
|8/14/2017||CONLEY(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)||8-3||W||-145||8.5 ov||O||11||8||0||7||7||0|
|8/15/2017||STRAILY(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||4-9||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||12||8||2||14||4||1|
|8/16/2017||URENA(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||8-1||W||-185||9 ov||P||10||9||1||8||8||2|
|8/18/2017||NICOLINO(L)||@ NY METS||FLEXEN(R)||3-1||W||-105||10 un||U||5||5||1||7||6||0|
|8/19/2017||WORLEY(R)||@ NY METS||MONTERO(R)||1-8||L||100||9.5 ev||U||6||7||3||8||4||0|
|8/20/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||6-4||W||165||8.5 un||O||11||7||0||7||5||1|
|8/22/2017||STRAILY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)||12-8||W||110||9 ov||O||14||4||0||8||2||0|
|8/22/2017||URENA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)||7-4||W||-110||10 ev||O||13||9||0||8||6||1|
|8/23/2017||NICOLINO(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEITER JR.(R)|| |
|8/24/2017||WORLEY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EICKHOFF(R)|| |
|8/25/2017||CONLEY(L)||SAN DIEGO||WOOD(L)|| |
|8/26/2017||DESPAIGNE(R)||SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)|| |
|8/27/2017||STRAILY(R)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|8/28/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/29/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/30/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/9/2017||EICKHOFF(R)||@ ATLANTA||NEWCOMB(L)||3-2||W||140||9 ev||U||5||5||0||9||6||2|
|8/10/2017||VELASQUEZ(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||0-10||L||+140||8.5 ev||O||4||3||0||13||6||1|
|8/11/2017||PIVETTA(R)||NY METS||LUGO(R)||6-7||L||-110||9.5 un||O||13||11||1||13||6||0|
|8/12/2017||NOLA(R)||NY METS||MATZ(L)||3-1||W||-145||8.5 un||U||5||7||0||3||6||0|
|8/13/2017||EFLIN(R)||NY METS||FLEXEN(R)||2-6||L||+100||10 ev||U||7||9||1||12||7||0|
|8/14/2017||EICKHOFF(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WOOD(L)||4-7||L||110||8 ev||O||11||10||1||10||9||1|
|8/15/2017||LEITER JR.(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)||4-8||L||155||8 un||O||6||3||2||8||6||0|
|8/16/2017||PIVETTA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||0-3||L||125||8.5 un||U||3||5||0||7||6||1|
|8/17/2017||NOLA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)||4-5||L||110||7 ev||O||9||6||0||9||8||0|
|8/18/2017||EFLIN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)||2-10||L||145||8.5 ev||O||4||6||1||12||4||1|
|8/19/2017||EICKHOFF(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)||12-9||W||135||8 ov||O||13||5||2||14||9||1|
|8/20/2017||LIVELY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-2||W||215||8 ev||U||13||8||0||10||8||1|
|8/23/2017||LEITER JR.(R)||MIAMI||NICOLINO(L)|| |
|8/25/2017||LIVELY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/26/2017||PIVETTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|8/27/2017||NOLA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)|| |
|8/28/2017|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|8/29/2017|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|8/30/2017|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|MIAMI: 2016: 79-82, third place
Manager: Don Mattingly (second season)
Who's new? C A.J. Ellis, RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brad Ziegler, RHP Junichi Tazawa, LHP Jeff Locke
Who's gone? C Jeff Mathis, INF Chris Johnson, RHP Andrew Cashner, LHP Mike Dunn, RHP Fernando Rodney
Projected lineup: SS Dee Gordon (.268, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 30 SB in 79 games), 3B Martin Prado (.305, 8, 75), CF Christian Yelich (.298, 21, 98), RF Giancarlo Stanton (.240, 27, 74 in 119 games), LF Marcell Ozuna (.266, 23, 76), 1B Justin Bour (.264, 15, 51), C J.T. Realmuto (.303, 11, 48, 12 SB), SS Adeiny Hechavarria (.236, 3, 38)
Rotation: LH Wei-Yin Chen (5-5, 4.96), RH Edinson Volquez (10-11, 5.37 with Royals), LH Adam Conley (8-6, 3.85), RH Dan Straily (14-8, 3.76 with Reds), RH Tom Koehler (9-13, 4.33)
Key relievers: RH A.J. Ramos (1-4, 2.81 40/43 SV), RH Brad Ziegler (2-3, 2.28, 18/20 SV with Diamondbacks), RH Junichi Tazawa (3-2, 4.17 with Red Sox), RH Kyle Barraclough (6-3, 2.85), RH David Phelps (7-6, 2.28), RH Dustin McGowan (1-3, 2.82)
Hot spots: Middle infield. Gordon and Hechavarria were a throwback double-play combo in 2016: strong defense up the middle, light with the bats. That would be OK in some lineups, but only three MLB teams scored fewer runs per game last season than Miami. Derek Dietrich was a more than capable fill-in during Gordon's PED suspension, posting a .374 on-base percentage. How long can Mattingly keep Dietrich on the bench if Gordon and Hechavarria struggle to hit?
Outlook: There are many recent examples of teams taking the 'stars and scrubs' approach to roster construction. It never ends well. The Marlins lost their brightest star when ace right-hander Jose Fernandez died far too young; replacing his production and presence was impossible. The remaining stars come with major question marks. Can Stanton stay healthy? If not, can Yelich and Bour be the pillars of the lineup? Who's the star of this pitching staff? No team managed by Mattingly has lost more than 82 games in a season. That will change in 2017.
|PHILADELPHIA: 2016: 71-91, fourth place
Manager: Pete Mackanin (third season)
Who's new? LF Howie Kendrick, RF Michael Saunders, C Ryan Hanigan, OF Chris Coghlan, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Joaquin Benoit
Who's gone? C A.J. Ellis, 1B Ryan Howard, INF Andres Blanco, OF Peter Bourjos, RHP Charlie Morton, RHP David Hernandez
Projected lineup: 2B Cesar Hernandez (.294, 6 HR, 39 RBI, 17 SB), LF Howie Kendrick (.255, 8, 40, 10 with Dodgers), CF Odubel Herrera (.286, 15, 49, 25), 3B Maikel Franco (.255, 25, 88), RF Michael Saunders (.253, 24, 57 with Blue Jays), 1B Tommy Joseph (.257, 21, 47), C Cameron Rupp (.252, 16, 54), SS Freddy Galvis (.241, 3, 20, 17 SB)
Rotation: RH Jeremy Hellickson (11-14, 3.65 ERA), RH Aaron Nola (6-9, 4.78), RH Clay Buchholz (8-10, 4.78 with Red Sox), RH Vince Velasquez (8-6, 4.12), Jerad Eickhoff (11-14, 3.65)
Key relievers: Jeanmar Gomez (3-5, 4.85, 37/43 SV), Joaquin Benoit (2-0, 0.38 with Blue Jays), Hector Neris (4-4, 2.58), Pat Neshek (2-2, 3.06 with Astros), Edubray Ramos (1-3, 3.83)
Hot spots: Shortstop and closer. Philadelphia is waiting for the arrival of J.P. Crawford, the marquee name in the farm system. Crawford struggled in his first exposure to Triple-A last year, batting .250 with seven home runs in 123 games. In the meantime shortstop belongs to Galvis, who had an MLB-worst .274 on-base percentage last season. Crawford will get a chance once he's deemed ready. Gomez had a 19.13 ERA last September, possibly opening the door for Ramos, Neris or newcomer Benoit to seize the closer's job in spring training.
Outlook: On the long road back to respectability, the Phillies appear closer to the end than the beginning. Young starters Nola, Velasquez and Eickhoff showed flashes of brilliance last year. So did center fielder Herrera, who was rewarded with a five-year contract extension. He's the only player on the roster with a guaranteed contract beyond this year. That points to 2017 as a major transition year with prospects and veterans auditioning for jobs in 2018 and beyond, when the Phillies can be active in free agency.
|Marlins aim to stay hot vs. Phillies|
PHILADELPHIA -- After sweeping a Tuesday doubleheader against Philadelphia, the Miami Marlins bats will look to stay hot against Phillies righty Mark Leiter Jr. on Wednesday.
Miami (62-62) has finally reached the .500 mark for the season behind the bats of Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton.
"We're just taking it one game at a time," Yelich said. "Five-hundred doesn't really get you anything. It's a long way from where we started a few months ago, but we haven't really been checking the standings, checking the record. It's been a mentality for the last few months of 'just win tonight' or 'just win today.'"
Yelich's five RBIs on Tuesday give him 67 for the season and seven in his past three games.
After mashing six home runs over two games on Tuesday, Miami will look to keep the runs coming early and often. Because the Marlins knocked out Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta in the second inning of the Tuesday nightcap, the Phillies' bullpen will be short-staffed if Leiter struggles or finds himself in a high pitch count early on Wednesday.
And it certainly could happen. Leiter (1-3, 4.38 ERA) hasn't gone six innings in a game since June 23, when he pitched six shutout innings in a Phillies road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old has only eclipsed 100 pitches once this season, back on June 28.
The Phillies used six relievers on Tuesday, including two appearances from righty Jesen Therrien, three innings from Edubray Ramos and two innings from Adam Morgan, so it will be interesting to see who manager Peter Mackanin makes available on Wednesday.
"Tough day for the Phillies," Mackanin said after the doubleheader. "Pivetta just didn't have it, put our bullpen in a bind. Relievers pitched very well."
The Phillies' offense gave the pitching staff more than enough to work with Tuesday in 12-8 and 7-4 defeats. Philadelphia out-homered Miami 8-6 in the two games. Mackanin knows that his squad can't continue to squander opportunities like that the rest of the series.
"It's a shame we hit all those home runs, but just didn't do enough," he said.
Marlins starter Justin Nicolino (2-1, 4.11 ERA) enters his Wednesday start on the heels of one of his best outings of season. He pitched five innings of one-run baseball in a 3-1 road win over the New York Mets on Friday. Nicolino will look to win a third start in a row for the first time in his three-year career.
Miami manager Don Mattingly's bullpen appears fresher than Mackanin's, thanks in part to six solid innings from Dan Straily in Game 1 on Tuesday.
"We were able to kind of keep (relievers Brad) Ziegler and (Kyle Barraclough) and those guys out of the game early, which allowed us to use 'Clough for two (innings) tonight," Mattingly said. "We scored early, that was good, too."
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton enters the game with a league-leading 46 home runs. He needs one RBI to reach the century mark for the first time since 2014.
|Last Updated: 9/26/2017 1:27:22 PM EST|