May 2010

Halladay ticket souvenir offer

History was made last Saturday at Sun Life Stadium when Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Marlins.

A crowd of 25,086 was on hand to watch Halladay retire all 27 Marlins he faced in a 1-0 victory.

Those wanting a piece of history will get a chance on Tuesday when remaining tickets that were available for that night will go on sale at www.marlins.com.

Tickets to all Marlins home games are available on www.marlins.com.

Halladay become the 20th pitcher in MLB history to log a perfect game.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins-Brewers lineup

The Marlins open a four-game set with the Brewers on Monday at 1:10 p.m. ET at Sun Life Stadium.

Nate Robertson gets the start for Florida in the opener. Chris Narveson started for Milwaukee.

 

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1) Rickie Weeks, 2B

2) Carlos Gomez, CF

3) Prince Fielder, 1B

4) Ryan Braun, LF

5) Casey McGehee, 3B

6) Corey Hart, RF

7) Alcides Escobar, SS

8) George Kattaras, C

9) Chris Narveson, P

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Nate Robertson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Home plate part of history

Home plate didn’t get much use in the Marlins-Phillies three-game series at Sun Life Stadium. In three games, just seven total runs were scored.

Still, the plate will forever be part of baseball history.

homeplate.jpgOn Saturday night, Roy Halladay tossed the 20th perfect game in MLB history. Immediately following the Phillies, 1-0, victory, home plate and the pitching rubber were authenticated. The rubber was dislodged on Friday night, with grounds crew workers digging it up as the Super Saturday’s Concert act was performing.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had the rubber presented to Halladay, who struck out 11 on a night for the ages.

After the Marlins rebounded and won on Sunday – ironically, 1-0 – the grounds crew was back at work. For several hours after the final out, they dug up home place, which now will be part of Marlins history.

The Marlins are opening their new retractable-roof ballpark in 2012, and the team will recognize its history in the building. The home plate used in Halladay’s perfect game will eventually be displayed once the new ballpark opens.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Sunday

Shortly before the Marlins faced the Phillies on Sunday, Chris Coghlan noted that the beauty of a day game after a night game is “You don’t have to wait 24 hours to play.”

After being on the losing end of a perfect game, the Marlins are eager to get back on the field. On a historic Saturday night, Roy Halladay tossed the 20th perfect game in MLB history, beating the Marlins 1-0.

The Marlins and Phillies wrap up their three-game set at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Jamie Moyer is pitching against Anibal Sanchez.

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Wes Helms, 3B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 1B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Ronny Paulino, C

7) Cody Ross, CF

8) Brett Carroll, RF

9) Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Phillies lineups

Pitching matchups don’t get much bigger than this. The Marlins on Saturday night are sending Josh Johnson to the mound, while the Phillies counter with Roy Halladay.

The Marlins have dropped three straight, and they are looking to even their three-game set with first-place Philadelphia.

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Wilson Valdez, SS

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Juan Castro, 3B

8) Carlos Ruiz, C

9) Roy Halladay, P

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Brett Hayes, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Josh Johnson, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Friday

The Marlins on Friday open a three-game set with the Phillies. After dropping two straight to the Braves, Florida is looking to rebound against the NL East’s leading team.

Chris Volstad gets the start for Florida.

 

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Wilson Valdez, SS

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Raul Ibanez, LF

6) Ross Gload, RF

7) Greg Dobbs, 3B

8) Carlos Ruiz, C

9) Kyle Kendrick, P

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Welcome to the big leagues

Jay Buente made his Major League debut on Thursday night, and Marlins veteran Jorge Cantu did his part in trying to ease the rookie into action.

Wearing a microphone for Fox Sports Florida, Cantu had a brief chat with Buente before he threw his first big league pitch to open the fifth inning. Buente, called up from Triple-A New Orleans earlier in the day, relieved Ricky Nolasco after a 77-minute rain delay.

buente1.jpgBuente’s conversation with Cantu aired on TV, offering a light-hearted inside-the-game moment for the audience.

The exchange was:

Cantu: “This your first time in the big leagues?”

Buente: “Yeah.”

Cantu: “First time?”

Buente: “Yeah.”

Cantu: “First appearance?”

Buente: “Yes, sir.”

Cantu: “Are you psyched?”

Buente: “Yeah.”

Cantu: “Are you nervous?”

Buente: “No.”

Cantu: “You better not be nervous.”

Buente: “No, not nervous.”

Cantu: “Hey, congratulations.”

Buente: “Thank you.”

Cantu: “All right, let’s go.”

Buente: “Thanks.”

The first batter Buente faced? Chipper Jones.

Buente retired the veteran on a groundout to first base.

– Joe Frisaro

(photo by Robert Vigon/Florida Marlins)

 

 

Marlins lineup for Thursday

When Ricky Nolasco last faced the Braves, he struck out a franchise record 16, including a stretch of nine in a row, which was one shy of Tom Seaver’s MLB mark.

Nolasco is on the mound against the Braves on Thursday night in the series finale at Sun Life Stadium. Tim Hudson gets the start for Atlanta.

 

 

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1) Martin Prado, 2B

2) Jason Heyward, RF

3) Chipper Jones, 3B

4) Eric Hinske, LF

5) Troy Glaus, 1B

6) Melky Cabrera, CF

7) Yunel Escobar, SS

8) David Ross, C

9) Tim Hudson, P

 

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins roster moves

Before facing the Braves on Thursday night, the Marlins made an assortment of roster moves.

The team recalled left-hander Taylor Tankersley and right-hander Jay Buente from Triple-A New Orleans. Infielder Mike Lamb had his contract selected from New Orleans. The veteran, who opened the season with the club, returns for his second stint. He becomes a left-handed bat off the bench.

The Marlins also placed lefty reliever Renyel Pinto on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip strain.

Tankersley joins Dan Meyer as the lefties working out of the pen. The former first-round pick in 2004 is in the big leagues for the first time since July of 2008. He missed all of last year after undergoing stress fracture elbow surgery.

Tankersley appeared in 20 games with New Orleans. In 19 1/3 innings, he struck out 17 and walked six.

Buente, like Tankersley, was in big league camp with the Marlins. At New Orleans, the right-hander struck out 35 in 26 2/3 innings, but he has walked 17.

Badenhop has struggled in May. The right-hander, who suffered the loss on Wednesday, has given up at least one run in six of his seven appearances in May.

Lamb had been playing third base at New Orleans. He was 10-for-40 (.250) with the Zephyrs.

After Wednesday’s game, the Marlins optioned outfielder Bryan Petersen to Triple-A.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins option Petersen

Bryan Petersen, who has seen limited playing time, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans after the Marlins’ 7-3 loss to the Braves on Wednesday night.

The team didn’t announce who would get brought up. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team would announce who is getting the call up on Thursday.

A source said it will be lefty reliever Taylor Tankersley.

At Triple-A New Orleans, Tankersley is 3-2 with a 4.19 ERA. In 19 innings, he has struck out 17, while walking six.

If the Marlins consider adding a position player, among position players in line to be called up are Emilio Bonifacio, who is at Triple-A New Orleans. And Mike Lamb, who is not on the 40-man roster. Bonifacio is on the 40-man. It is still a week or two too early for Mike Stanton to get the call.

Petersen was 1-for-16 with the Marlins, with his lone hit coming in his first MLB at-bat.

“He’s a young player, sitting on the bench, and pinch-hitting every once a game, that’s not what you want to have with a young player,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez joked afterwards when asked if the initials of the player being called up is M.S, “You mean Mike Schmidt.”

– Joe Frisaro

 

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