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Hanley hurting, out of lineup

Hanely Ramirez winched in pain several times while swinging the bat in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Mets.

On Wednesday, Ramirez was out of the lineup again with a sore left elbow. The elbow has bothered the three-time All-Star shortstop for about six weeks. He had missed four straight games prior to Tuesday.

Now, it is unclear when he will play again. Ozzie Martinez started at shortstop on Wednesday, while Logan Morrison batted third.

The Marlins are shorthanded in the infield because Emilio Bonifacio is nursing a tight left hamstring. He won’t be ready for at least two more days.

Florida concludes its homestand on Wednesday with Alex Sanabia starting against New York’s Jon Niese.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Jon Niese, P

 

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Ozzie Martinez, SS

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley back in lineup

Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins lineup after sitting out four straight games with left elbow inflammation.

The three-time All-Star shortstop came in early on Tuesday and took some swings in the cages. While he didn’t show full extension with his elbow during batting practice on Monday, Ramirez is playing, and he will wear a protective sleeve on his left arm when he is batting.

Ramirez said his elbow has been bothering him for about six weeks.

The Marlins and Mets open a two-game series on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium. Adalberto Mendez gets the start for Florida against New York’s Mike Pelfrey.

Logan Morrison enters Tuesday riding a string of 39 straight games of reaching safely.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Mike Pelfrey, P 

 

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1) Scott Cousins, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Adalberto Mendez, 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

 

Marlins-Mets lineups

The Marlins will look to even their series with Mets on Saturday night. Florida sends rookie Sean West to the mound, while New York counters with John Maine.

Florida first baseman Nick Johnson is a little under the weather and he wasn’t in the starting lineup. Ross Gload made the start at first.

Mets

1) Pagan, LF

2) Castillo, 2B

3) Wright, 3B

4) Beltran, CF

5) Francoeur, RF

6) Tatis, 1B

7) Santos, C

8) Hernandez, SS

9) Maine, P

Marlins

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Gload, 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-Mets lineups

Chris Coghlan carries a 14-game hitting streak into Citi Field on Tuesday night in the Marlins series opener with the Mets.

Here’s the lineups for both teams:

Marlins

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, RF

8) Maybin, CF

9) VandenHurk, P

Mets

1) Pagan, LF

2) Castillo, 2B

3) Wright, 3B

4) Beltran, CF

5) Murphy, 1B

6) Francoeur, RF

7) Thole C

8) Hernandez, SS

9) Redding, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Boni-fast-io impact

Much is being made of Emilio Bonifacio’s blazing speed, and for good reason.

Finding players that fast on a baseball field is rare. On Monday night, after his inside-the-park home run, Harold Reynolds on the MLB Network referred to Bonifacio, “Usain Bolt.”

Maybe Bonifacio isn’t ready to challenge Bolt for the title of “Fastest Man on Earth.” But the Marlins third baseman certainly is in the discussion for “Fastest Player in the Major Leagues.”

In talking with one scout, it was revealed that the game is shifting away from the pure burners. That’s because the league is looking for the players with speed and power. That’s why players like Cameron Maybin are first-round picks.

There are questions as to whether Bonifacio will hit enough to be an every-day player. The Marlins certainly are hoping so. But Bonifacio is not a power threat.

More of what the league is looking for is the next Carlos Beltran, who has game-changing speed to go along with power.

Typically players like Bonifacio are looked upon to be either center fielders or second baseman, unless they are ultility players.

Bonifacio is a natural second baseman who is playing third base because he is blocked by Dan Uggla.  

– Joe Frisaro

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