|MIAMI ( STRAILY )|
PHILADELPHIA ( NOLA )
|vs Right-handed Starters||56-58||-1.4||55-49||4.8||0.262||0.323||0.413||0.736||4.8||0.254||0.329||0.398||0.726|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.4||5-2||5.0||0.251||0.311||0.364||0.675||6.0||0.296||0.383||0.441||0.824|
|vs Right-handed Starters||35-70||-27.1||50-47||4.1||0.253||0.311||0.395||0.707||5.2||0.272||0.333||0.444||0.777|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.4||4-2||5.9||0.287||0.345||0.444||0.790||5.3||0.274||0.323||0.456||0.779|
|8/30/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||0-4||L||190||8.5 un||U||6||6||0||10||8||0|
|9/7/2017||STRAILY(R)||@ ATLANTA||NEWCOMB(L)||5-6||L||-125||9.5 un||O||10||9||1||12||9||1|
|9/8/2017||URENA(R)||@ ATLANTA||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||7-1||W||110||9 ov||U||11||8||0||5||11||0|
|9/9/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ ATLANTA||FRIED(L)||5-6||L||-115||9.5 ov||O||9||8||0||13||14||1|
|9/10/2017||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ATLANTA||DICKEY(R)||8-10||L||140||9 ov||O||13||10||0||13||10||0|
|9/12/2017||PETERS(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)||8-9||L||-115||9 ov||O||13||9||2||17||15||0|
|9/13/2017||STRAILY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)|| |
|9/14/2017||URENA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||THOMPSON(R)|| |
|9/18/2017||STRAILY(R)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)|| |
|9/19/2017||URENA(R)||NY METS||LUGO(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||NY METS|| || |
|8/30/2017||LEITER JR.(R)||ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||2-5||L||+100||9 un||U||6||8||1||13||11||0|
|8/31/2017||LIVELY(R)||@ MIAMI||DESPAIGNE(R)||3-2||W||165||9 ov||U||8||7||3||8||12||0|
|9/1/2017||PIVETTA(R)||@ MIAMI||PETERS(L)||2-1||W||150||9 ev||U||6||8||0||4||4||0|
|9/2/2017||NOLA(R)||@ MIAMI||STRAILY(R)||9-10||L||120||7.5 ev||O||14||9||3||17||10||0|
|9/3/2017||THOMPSON(R)||@ MIAMI||URENA(R)||3-1||W||182||9.5 ev||U||11||9||0||4||5||0|
|9/4/2017||LEITER JR.(R)||@ NY METS||MONTERO(R)||7-11||L||105||9 un||O||10||6||1||12||6||1|
|9/5/2017||LIVELY(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||9-1||W||180||8 ev||O||17||11||0||6||8||2|
|9/6/2017||PIVETTA(R)||@ NY METS||GSELLMAN(R)||3-6||L||-105||8 un||O||5||3||0||10||5||1|
|9/7/2017||NOLA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||3-4||L||130||8 ev||U||8||6||1||10||8||1|
|9/8/2017||THOMPSON(R)||@ WASHINGTON||SCHERZER(R)||10-11||L||280||8 ov||O||14||7||2||16||9||0|
|9/9/2017||LEITER JR.(R)||@ WASHINGTON||JACKSON(R)||5-4||W||155||9 ov||P||9||8||1||7||5||0|
|9/10/2017||LIVELY(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||2-3||L||200||8 un||U||5||2||0||6||4||0|
|9/15/2017|| ||OAKLAND||MENGDEN(R)|| |
|9/18/2017||NOLA(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|9/19/2017||THOMPSON(R)||LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.
|Phillies' Nola tries to exorcise demons vs. Marlins|
PHILADELPHIA -- Against the majority of opponents this year, Philadelphia Phillies starter Aaron Nola looked like a Cy Young Award candidate.
When he goes up against the Miami Marlins, however, Nola looks as if he doesn't deserve to be on a major league roster.
Nola, the presumptive ace on the Phillies' staff, is 10-7 with a 2.96 ERA against the rest of baseball, but 0-3 with a 10.67 ERA in three starts this season against the Marlins.
He will get one final chance to get back in the win column again the NL East division rival Wednesday night in the middle contest of a three-game series.
The Phillies took the opener 9-8 in 15 innings Tuesday night. It was Philadelphia's longest game of the season.
In six career starts vs. Miami, Nola is 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA. He lasted only five innings when he last faced Miami on Sept. 2, giving up two home runs as part of 10 hits and six runs in a losing effort.
The Marlins do have a high-powered offense led by major league home run leader Giancarlo Stanton (54 HRs, 113 RBIs) and Marcell Ozuna (33, 110), but Nola knows his results against them leave plenty of room for improvement.
"They're pretty good but I just have to execute better," he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'll try to make some adjustments."
The Marlins blew a 7-2 seventh-inning lead Tuesday night and an 8-7 advantage in the 10th inning, just the latest issues for a beleaguered bullpen. Without the services of closer Brad Ziegler (back), Kyle Barraclough blew the save as the Marlins lost via a walk-off hit for the fourth time in five games.
"I watched Mariano Rivera blow two in a row, so this doesn't really deter me with 'Clough," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "He's had too big a body of work to let a couple outings kind of get away."
The Phillies' comeback was sparked by rookie Rhys Hoskins, who hit his 15th and 16th home runs since his call-up in August. He belted a solo homer in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 7-3, then hit a game-tying solo shot in the 10th inning after Ozuna went deep in the top of the inning.
Hoskins is the first player in major league history to hit 16 home runs in his first 40 career games -- and it took him only 32 games.
Nola opposes Marlins right-hander Dan Straily (9-8, 3.95 ERA) in the rematch of a Sept. 2 contest that the Marlins won 10-9.
Straily gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings in that game, putting him in line for a win he earned even after the Phillies plated five in the eighth inning.
In four starts against the Phillies this season, Straily is 3-1 with a 4.76 ERA. He had faced them only once prior to this season. While with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, he shut the Phillies out over five innings before a high pitch count (109) necessitated his removal.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2017 12:22:35 AM EST|