|MIAMI ( URENA )|
PHILADELPHIA ( PIVETTA )
|*** Doubleheader Game #2|
|905||MIAMI||-125||Ov 9,+100||-115||Ov 9.5,-135|
|906||PHILADELPHIA||+115||Un 9,-120||+105||Un 9.5,+115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||50-47||+6.2||47-41||4.8||0.266||0.325||0.416||0.741||4.6||0.251||0.326||0.390||0.716|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.5||3-3||5.0||0.276||0.348||0.408||0.756||4.1||0.261||0.313||0.363||0.677|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-58||-24.2||40-41||3.9||0.249||0.310||0.386||0.696||5.0||0.266||0.328||0.432||0.760|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.5||5-2||4.4||0.241||0.285||0.408||0.693||6.3||0.300||0.375||0.451||0.826|
|8/8/2017||WORLEY(R)||@ WASHINGTON||COLE(R)||7-3||W||130||9.5 un||O||6||6||1||11||9||1|
|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)|| |
|8/22/2017||URENA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)|| |
|8/23/2017||NICOLINO(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(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|| || |
|8/8/2017||EFLIN(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||5-2||W||155||9.5 un||U||11||11||0||8||5||1|
|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|
|8/25/2017||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|| || |
|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, Marlins open series with doubleheader|
PHILADELPHIA -- After starting their most recent road trip with a string of losses, the Philadelphia Phillies turned their fortunes around in recent days thanks to a new face in the lineup.
After struggling in his debut series against the New York Mets earlier this month, Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins was one of the hottest sluggers in all of baseball during Philadelphia's seven-game West Coast road trip.
He hopes to keep rolling as the Phillies and Miami Marlins play a doubleheader on Tuesday, with one of the games making up an April 25 rainout between the clubs. The twin-bill kicks off a four-game series.
Hoskins went 1-for-13 with no homers and one RBI against the Mets in his lone series at Citizens Bank Park. He hit his first five career homers and drove in eight runs on Philadelphia's road trip that began with five losses and ended with two wins.
The Phillies have lacked the long ball for the majority of the season, but the addition of Hoskins to their lineup has led to runs in bunches. He homered Saturday and Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, leading Philadelphia to 12-9 and 5-2 victories.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola (9-8, 3.26 ERA) is surely looking toward some extra pop from his offense. He will square off against Marlins starter Dan Straily (7-8, 3.80 ERA) in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Nola has been stellar this season for Philadelphia, striking out 128 batters in 124 1/3 innings.
After allowing two or fewer earned runs in 10 consecutive starts from June 22 through Aug. 12, Nola didn't fare well Thursday in his most recent start at San Francisco. The Giants tagged Nola for five runs on seven hits in five innings.
Nola has made four career starts against Miami and is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA.
Like Nola, Straily will looks to get back on track on Tuesday afternoon. After a solid June and early July, Straily has struggled lately, failing to make it out of the sixth inning in each of his past three starts. He is winless in his past seven outings.
Preserving the bullpen in a doubleheader is imperative, so Straily's pitch count and effectiveness will be key factors in the early game. Straily has three career starts against the Phillies and is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA.
In Game 2, the Marlins' Jose Urena (11-5, 3.61 ERA) takes on Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25 ERA). Urena has pitched seven times against the Phillies, including three starts, going 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA. Pivetta has not faced the Marlins in his career.
Urena is 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA in August and is coming into Tuesday on the heels of throwing five innings and allowing one run, which was unearned, against the Giants. Like Straily, Urena hasn't pitched deep into many games for the Marlins this season, so the bullpen could see plenty of work on Tuesday.
Pivetta has struggled mightily to this point in his second season with Philadelphia.
Outside of his July 2 start, when he pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Mets, Pivetta has struggled to get outs when he needs them. He has given up 19 home runs in 18 starts this season, and his ERA is the worst among Phillies pitchers with at least 10 starts this season.
Facing Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton likely isn't a cure to Pivetta's inconsistencies. Stanton has three home runs in his past seven games and is slugging .850 over the span. He has five home runs in seven games against the Phillies this season.
|Last Updated: 11/25/2017 7:00:59 AM EST|