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Youthful lineup prevails

Featuring one of their most inexperienced lineups in years, the Marlins were able to pull out a dramatic walk-off, 1-0, victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Florida started four rookies and had six players total with less than three years of MLB service time. In fact, those six players — Cameron Maybin, Emilio Bonifacio, Gaby Sanchez, Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison and Brett Hayes — combined to have 671 games of big league experience.

H2Rslide.jpgBy comparison, Hanley Ramirez, who is 26-years-old, was playing in his 745th MLB game.

Ramirez took over the game in the 10th inning. First, in the top of the inning, the three-time All-Star made a heads-up play to throw out Nyjer Morgan at home plate.

With two on and one out, Adam Kennedy bounced to Bonifacio at second base. The flip went to Ramirez for the force out at second. Had Ramirez attempted to complete the double play at first, Kennedy would have been safe.

Ramirez held the ball and saw Morgan never stopped running when he rounded third. The throw went home, and Hayes no sooner caught the ball before he was charged into by Morgan. Hayes held on for the out, but in the process injured his left shoulder.

In the 10th, Ramirez took over. He singled, stole second and scored with a great slide on Chad Tracy’s single to left. Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez felt Ramirez was out, and he argued with home plate umpire Jim Wolf. After seeing the replay, Rodriguez apologized to the umpire, noting the call was correct, capping an entertaining night.

– Joe Frisaro

(photo courtesy of Denis Bancroft/Florida Marlins)

 

 

 

Uggla out of lineup again

Dan Uggla, nursing a right groin strain, was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day on Tuesday.

The Marlins slugger had played in all of the team’s first 129 games before he was scratched on Monday in a game the Marlins lost 9-3 to the Nationals.

Emilio Bonifacio is filling in for Uggla at second base, while Gaby Sanchez is hitting in the cleanup spot.

Uggla is sitting on 29 homers and he is one shy of becoming the first second baseman in MLB history to post four 30 home run seasons.

MARLINS:

1) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5) Chad Tracy, 3B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley back, Uggla ailing

A day after leaving the game due to dizziness, Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins lineup on Monday against the Nationals at Sun Life Stadium.

But late in the afternoon, the team announced Dan Uggla would not play due to a strained right groin.

Uggla was initially in the lineup, but was replaced at second base by Emilio Bonifacio.

Manager Edwin Rodriguez says Uggla is day-to-day, but chances are he could missed at least another game or two in the series.

“When you’re talking about a leg injury, it’s hard for me to believe,” Rodriguez said of a player missing just one game.

Uggla noted some soreness after Sunday’s game in Atlanta.

Cameron Maybin also is starting in center field, after sitting out on Sunday at Atlanta. Maybin had a mild left groin strain on Saturday.

Alex Sanabia gets the start for Florida, while Washington is going with Jason Marquis.

MARLINS

1) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5) Chad Tracy, 3B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Braves lineup Saturday

Ricky Nolasco returns to the mound on Saturday after being scratched from one start due a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Nolasco has won nine of his last 11 starts, and he takes the mound for the Marlins at Turner Field. Atlanta is going with Tim Hudson.

 

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Emilio Bonifacio, RF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

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1) Omar Infante, 2B

2) Jason Heyward, RF

3) Martin Prado, 3B

4) Brian McCann, C

5) Derrek Lee, 1B

6) Matt Diaz, LF

7) Alex Gonzalez, SS

8) Melky Cabrera, CF

9) Tim Hudson, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

Maybin ready after dehydrating

For precautionary reasons on Friday, Cameron Maybin was lifted from the Marlins game with the Braves.

At the time, the team called the ailment a minor left groin strain.

Maybin was confident after Florida beat Atlanta, 7-1, that he would be back in the lineup on Saturday. He was.

On Saturday afternoon, Maybin started in center field and he led off. He said he felt he dehydrated and cramped from the night before.

“I hadn’t played in hot weather for a few days,” Maybin said. “It was cool when we were in New York.”

Before facing the Braves at Turner Field, the Marlins were on the road against the Mets at Citi Field. Maybin, meanwhile, was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, and the  Zephyrs had been playing in the altitude in Albuquerque.

While Maybin is fine, the team received some discouraging news regarding catcher John Baker.

Baker’s right arm didn’t feel 100 percent after he played five innings in a rehab assignment game on Friday for Class A Jupiter. The hope was to have Baker play as the designated hitter on Saturday.

Baker has been on the disabled list since May with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm.

Manager Edwin Rodriguez said the team is easing up onBaker’s schedule. It’s too early to rule out if the catcher will play again for the Marlins this season. But the latest setback is reason for concern.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Maybin exits with left groin strain

Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin, who flinched while taking a swing in the seventh inning on Friday night, was removed during the middle of the at-bat with a left groin strain.

He is listed as day to day.

But after the Marlins beat the Braves, 7-1, Maybin said he expected to be ready for Saturday.

“Two swings in a row, I felt my groin grab a little bit,” Maybin said. “They wanted me to take it easy for precautionary reasons. We’ll see how it feels, and I hope to be back in the lineup tomorrow.”

Maybin was having a strong game against the Braves. He led off with a home run, and he made a terrific diving catch to rob Tommy Hanson in the third inning.

Mike Stanton replaced Maybin, assuming the at-bat against Cristhian Martinez. Stanton swung through strike three, but the strikeout was recorded to Maybin.

In the first inning, Maybin and Logan Morrison became the first pair in Marlins history to belt back-to-back home runs in the team’s first at-bat.

Emilio Bonifacio replaced Maybin in center field, while Stanton remained in the game, moving to right field.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins open crucial series

After taking two of three from the Mets in New York, the Marlins are two games above .500 as they open a three game series at Atlanta.

The Marlins are 8 1/2 in back of the Braves in the NL East, and they’re six games out in the Wild Card chase.

“The way I see it, and pretty much the way the whole team sees it, every game is important to us, regardless of it we play the Braves or any other team,” manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “We had a very good series in New York. I think we have the momentum going our way. This is the time, we’re playing the teams that are ahead of us.

“If we have a very good series here, we’re going to start putting some pressure on the teams above us.”

MARLINS

1) Cameron Maybin, CF
2) Logan Morrison, LF
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Dan Uggla, 2B
5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
6) Chad Tracy, 3B
7) Emilio Bonifacio, RF
8) Brad Davis, C
9) Chris Volstad, P

BRAVES

1) Omar Infante, 2B
2) Jason Heyward, RF
3) Martin Prado, 3B
4) Brian McCann, C
5) Derrek Lee, 1B
6) Eric Hinske, LF
7) Alex Gonzalez, SS
8) Rick Ankiel, CF
9) Tommy Hanson, P

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins-Mets lineups for Thursday

The Marlins rebounding from a loss on Tuesday to hold on for a win on Wednesday. Now they are in position to claim their series with the Mets at Citi Field on Thursday.

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 Anibal Sanchez draws the pitching assignment against New York lefty Jonathon Niese.

The Marlins hold the season series edge, 9-6. The NL East rivals will meet again at Sun Life Stadium for two games on Sept. 21-22.

Hanley Ramirez, sporting his dyed red hair, will be batting third.

Here are the lineups:

MARLINS

1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

METS

1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, LF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Jeff Francoeur, RF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Luis Castillo, 2B

9) Jonathan Niese, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hanley back hitting third

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez talked about it a day ago. The switch became official on Wednesday.

The Marlins shuffled their lineup against the Mets, sliding Hanley Ramirez down to the No. 3 spot in the lineup for the first time since July 27.

Cameron Maybin moved to the leadoff spot in the second game of the Marlins’ series with New York.

Rodriguez wanted Ramirez hitting third because he feels the slugger is better suited to drive in runs. Often as a leadoff batter, he his hitting with no one on base.

Ramirez also sported a new look on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he colored his hair. He was trying to change it to blonde, but instead it turned red.

The Marlins lineup for Wednesday is: Cameron Maybin (CF), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Mike Stanton (RF), Wes Helms (3B), Brett Hayes (C), Alex Sanabia (P).

– Joe Frisaro

 

Will Hanley return to hitting third?

When Chris Coghlan went on the disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee, Hanley Ramirez moved from batting third to leading off.

Now that Cameron Maybin has rejoined the team, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is considering getting Ramirez back to the third spot in the lineup.

If all goes well, it could occur this week. The key, Rodriguez says, is Maybin.

Brought up from Triple-A New Orleans now that Cody Ross is with the Giants, Maybin batted seventh on Tuesday at New York.

If Maybin makes consistent contact, look for him to eventually slide to the leadoff spot.

Rodriguez feels Ramirez is best suited to bat third, ahead of Dan Uggla.

The possible lineup by the end of the week could be Maybin (CF), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Mike Stanton (RF), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Wes Helms (3B), Brett Hayes (C) and then the pitcher.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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