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Marlins Sunday lineup

The Marlins take the field on Sunday looking to claim the four-game series at Cincinnati.

Hot-hitting Chris Coghlan, despite being banged up with some bumps and bruises, will lead off.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Baker, C

7) Ross, CF

8) Carroll, RF

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins revamp Thursday lineup

The Marlins have shaken up the lineup in the series finale with the Braves on Thursday. Nick Johnson was back in the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 16. Cameron Maybin is starting and playing center field. It’s Maybin’s first start for Florida since May 7, he spent most of the season at Triple-A New Orleans. And Andy Gonzalez, who had his contract selected on Thursday, started at shortstop.

Hanley Ramirez continues to rest his strained left hamstring.

Right fielder Jeremy Hermida aggravated a rib on Wednesday and he isn’t in Thursday’s lineup.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Maybin, CF

3) Johnson, 1B

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Carroll, RF

8) Gonzalez, SS

9) Nolasco, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Carrollo recalled from Triple-A

The Marlins added some outfield depth on Wednesday, recalling Brett Carroll from Triple-A New Orleans to replace Nick Johnson’s roster spot.

Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 17, after Tuesday night’s game. The first baseman has been nursing a right hamstring strain.

Carroll has already appeared in 67 games for the Marlins this season, being used as a defensive replacement and spot starter against certain left-handed pitchers.

With the Marlins, he’s hitting .250 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

For New Orleans, Carroll is .233 with five homers and 12 RBIs.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hermida capitalizes on matchup

As Jeremy Hermida was loosening up to pinch-hit in the seventh inning on Friday night, right-hander reliever James McDonald was on the mound.

In the bullpen, lefty Brent Leach was loosening up.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez told Hermida, “You’re probably going to get the lefty.”

That was the case. The Dodgers went with Leach to face the left-handed hitting Hermida. The matchup, this time, worked in Florida’s favor.

On an 2-0 pitch, Hermida ripped a two-out RBI single to right field. The run snapped a tie, and the Marlins went on to win 6-3 over Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

“It was big for us to be able to come off the bench and do that,” Hermida said.

Gonzalez credits Hermida with the big hit to spark the victory.

“The big knock, for me, was Hermy’s,” Gonzalez said.

Entering the at-bat, Hermida was hitting .179 against left-handed pitching.

“For some reason I haven’t had the same success off lefties as I’ve had in the past,” Hermida said.

After the at-bat, Hermida’s average against left-handers rose to .188 (18-for-96) with three home runs and nine RBIs. Against right-handed pitching, he is hitting .276 with eight homers and 28 RBIs.

A year ago, Hermida enjoyed more success off left-handers — .240 average with five homers and 17 RBIs.

When you look at 2007, you see that he was consistent against left-handed and right-handed pitchers. When going against lefties, he batted .292, compared to .297 off righties.

Until he shows he can produce regularly off left-handed pitchers, the Marlins will be leaning toward giving Brett Carroll more starts in right field. Hermida isn’t in a strict platoon situation, because rookie Chris Coghlan, another left-handed hitter, also has struggled against left-handed pitching.

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins Friday lineup

With the Dodgers going with lefy Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, the Marlins have countered with a right-handed hitting lineup. In fact, the only lefty bat in the lineup for Florida is Josh Johnson, a right-handed pitcher who hits from the left side.

Switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio will bat right-handed. Bonifacio is making the start in left field, not third base.

For Bonifacio, who has made 76 starts at third base, on Friday had his second start in left field.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was kicking around the idea for a while to using the versatile Bonifacio in left field. It’s not automatic that he will platoon in left field with Chris Coghlan, but he could see more time out there.

The Dodgers, of course, have Manny Ramirez in left field. 

Playing off the “Mannywood” them in L.A., Bonifacio walked through the clubhouse on Friday wearing an outfield glove. “Boni-wood,” he joked.

1) Boni, LF

2) Helms, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Ross, CF

7) Paulino, C

8) Carroll, RF

9) Johnson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Saturday lineup

Marlins center fielder Cody Ross was bothered by flu-like symptoms on Friday, and he still played all 12 innings in a 6-5 loss to the Phillies.

On Saturday, Ross was given a breather. Brett Carroll made his first start of the season in center field.

The Marlins lineup on Saturday:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Baker, C

8) Carroll, CF

9) Johnson, P

Phillies lineup:

1) Rollins, SS

2) Victorino, CF

3) Utley, 2B

4) Howard, 1B

5) Ibanez, LF

6) Dobbs, RF

7) Feliz, 3B

8) Bako, C

9) Blanton, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Friday lineup

A night after being limited to one hit in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Phillies, the Marlins on Friday shuffled up their lineup.

Dan Uggla and Jeremy Hermida were out of the lineup against lefty Cole Hamels. Andy Gonzalez made his first start as a Marlin, getting the nod at third base and batting eighth. Emilio Bonifacio started at second base. On May 2 at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, Bonifacio also started at second, his natural position.

Hermida is 4-for-19 (.211) with two home runs off Hamels, while Uggla is 3-for-23 (.130). Wes Helms was going to get the start at third base, but the veteran was slowed by flu-like symptoms. He could be available to pinch-hit.

Friday’s lineup:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 2B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Ross, CF

6) Paulino, C

7) Carroll, RF

8) Gonzalez, 3B

9) Nolasco, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins Thursday lineup

The Marlins have gone with their primary left-handed hitting lineup on Thursday in their series opener with the Phillies at Land Shark Stadium. With Jamie Moyer starting for Philadelphia, Chris Coghlan is sitting, and Emilio Bonifacio is leading off.

1) Boni, 3B

2) Hermida, LF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Paulino, C

7) Ross, CF

8) Carroll, RF

9) Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hanley used Carroll's bat

In Florida’s record-setting 10-run eighth inning on Thursday night, they collected eight total hits. Two of them were delivered by the same bat.

In an exchange that went unnoticed, Hanley Ramirez delivered his pinch-hit single to right field using Brett Carroll’s bat. Ramirez, who hadn’t played since July 4 because of a tight right hip flexor, brought one bat to the dugout.

On a foul ball, he broke his bat while facing hard-throwing Juan Gutierrez. For a few seconds, there was a scramble looking for another bat. 

Carroll’s bat, which is 34 ounces and 31 1/2 inches, was flipped to Ramirez, who singled to load the bases.

Two batters later, Carroll stepped up against lefty Scott Schoeneweis. With the same bat, Carroll smacked a three-run homer that gave the Marlins an 8-7 lead.

The irony is, on the home run, Carroll actually broke the bat.

“It didn’t sound right when I hit it,” he admitted on Friday.

On Thursday, Carroll didn’t mention that the bat was broken on the upper part of the handle. But when Schoeneweis told reporters that the bat broke, Carroll spoke about it the next day.

“I knew the ball got in on me, and it [the hit] kind of sounded funny,” Carroll said.

Carroll is thinking of giving the cracked bat to a family member. It was his first pinch-hit home run.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Monday lineup

For Monday against Washington lefty Scott Olsen, the Marlins have a primarily right-handed hitting lineup.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Ross, CF

7) Paulino, C

8) Carroll, RF

9) Nolasco, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

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