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Marlins-Cardinals lineups

The Marlins and Cardinals are making up their Aug. 8 rainout with a 3:10 p.m. ET contest at Sun Life Stadium.

The Marlins have lost a season-high six straight games. Their task won’t be easy as St. Louis is going with Chris Carpenter. Chris Volstad pitches for Florida.

Marlins All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game due to left elbow inflammation.

Emilio Bonifacio was initially in lineup batting leadoff and playing shortstop. But hew as scratched due to left hamstring tightness. Ozzie Martinez filled in, making his first big league start at shortstop.

 

 

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1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Jon Jay, RF

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Matt Holliday, LF

5) Colby Ramus, CF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Pedro Feliz, 3B

8) Chris Carpenter, P

9) Brendan Ryan, SS

 

 

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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) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Gaby begins suspension

Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who was in the middle of the benches-clearing altercation with the Nationals on Sept. 1, is beginning his three-game suspension on Friday night at Washington.

Wes Helms is getting the start at first base for Florida in its first meeting with the Nationals since the incident in Miami.

Sanchez was one of the active participants in the altercation as he knocked down Nyjer Morgan, who had charged the mound and thrown a punch at Chris Volstad.

In the seventh inning of the Sept. 1 game, Sanchez was drilled by a Doug Slaten pitch. Slaten received a three-game suspension.

By serving the suspension now, Sanchez will miss all three games at Washington.

Marlins lineup for Friday: Emilio Bonifacio (3B), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Wes Helms (1B), Mike Stanton (RF), Cameron Maybin (CF), Brad Davis (C), Alex Sanabia (P).

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Famous on-field takedowns

Marlins veteran reliever Will Ohman has seen his share of intense and interesting on field altercations through the years.

terrytate1.jpgOn Sept. 1, there was high drama at Sun Life Stadium when the Marlins and Nationals went at it after Nyjer Morgan charged pitcher Chris Volstad. Both benches cleared and the rest has become history.

The way Gaby Sanchez knocked down Morgan with a clothes-line move reminded Ohman of an incident at Wrigley Field in 2007.

That afternoon, Cubs reliever Bob Howry, who stands 6-foot-5, 220-pounds, gave up a home run. An upset fan jumped onto the field and approached Howry, who is someone not to mess with.

Before the pitcher could react, a Wrigley Field security guard made a memorable takedown.

“Nyjer is definitely quicker than the fan,” Ohman said. “But the open field tackles were very similar, Gaby’s to the security guard at Wrigley Fan.”

“I didn’t even notice him until, as soon as I turned around, the [guard] clothes-lined him and took him down,” Howry told reporters in Chicago that day.

 
terrytate3.jpgOhman recalls the fan racing to the mound in Wrigley Field: “He ran out to the mound just drunk as a skunk yelling, ‘What are you doing?’ The next thing you know, he was plowed as if it were Terry Tate Office Linebacker.”

The Terry Tate reference dates back to the 2003 Super Bowl when Reebok aired a series of short comedy TV commercials featuring a linebacker taking on an enforcer role in an office setting. Anyone steps out of line, “Terrible” Terry Tate was there to put things back in order.

As for the fan dropped by Wrigley Security, Ohman said: “It was unbelievable. Middle of the field. Clear shot. And he picked the worst guy on our team to try to rumble with. It was Bob Howry who would have like cattle driven him into the ground.”

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins-Phillies lineup Tuesday

After the teams split two games on Monday at Citizens Bank Park, the Marlins and Phillies were back in action on Tuesday night.

Chris Volstad gets the nod against Joe Blanton.

 

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, 3B

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jimmy Rollins, SS

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Jayson Werth, RF

8) Carlos Ruiz, C

9) Joe Blanton, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Is the bad blood now over?

Now that the dust has settled, has the matter really been resolved?

The Marlins certainly hope so.

Tempers flared and fists were flying in the Marlins’ 16-10 win over the Nationals on Wednesday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Benches cleared after Nyjer Morgan charged pitcher Chris Volstad in the sixth inning. On the night, there were six ejections. MLB is expected to issue harsh suspensions and fines.

To Marlins veteran Wes Helms, what took place on Wednesday should put an end to the bad blood.

“I know it’s over for me,” Helms said. “I hope it is for these other guys.”

We’ll find out soon. The Marlins face the Nationals Sept. 10-12 at Nationals Park.

“[Wednesday night] was something we had to do,” Helms said. “But we need to be professionals and just play the rest of the season. Unless something else happens there that starts it, then we’re going to go there and just play baseball.”

Chad Tracy was one of the first players in the pile at the mound.

“You’re trying to protect your pitcher from getting hurt, because after about the first 10 seconds, it’s just bodies on top of each other anyway,” Tracy said. “You’re trying to keep yourself from getting hurt. But at the same time you’re trying to protect your pitcher. If you go in throwing blows, you’re asking for a suspension. We can’t really lose any more players right now.”

Asked if the tensions between the teams are now resolved, Tracy noted: “It should be, yeah.”

– 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 lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins started off their 10-game road trip on a winning note, beating the Nationals, 8-2, on Tuesday night.

The lineup had a slight change on Wednesday as Donnie Murphy got the start at third base in place of Wes Helms.

Chris Volstad gets the starting nod on the mound. The Nationals are going with former Marlin, Scott Olsen.

 

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez, SS

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Cody Ross, CF

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Donnie Murphy, 3B

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins strive to snap slide

The Marlins have dropped three straight heading into their series finale with the Phillies on Thursday at Sun Life Stadium.

Chris Volstad gets the start against Roy Oswalt.

 

 

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1) Jimmy Rollins, SS

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Ross Gload, 1B

4) Raul Ibanez, LF

5) Jayson Werth, CF

6) Domonic Brown, RF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, 2B

9) Roy Oswalt, P

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez, SS

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Cody Ross, CF

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins look for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon when they face the Mets at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for New York, with Florida going with Chris Volstad.

 

 

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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, CF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Mike Stanton, RF

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Rays Saturday lineup

The Marlins took Game 1 on Friday night. Chris Volstad will look to give them the series on Saturday. The Rays counter with Jeff Niemann at Sun Life Stadium.

 

 

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1) John Jaso, C

2) Carl Crawford, LF

3) Evan Longoria, 3B

4) Carlos Pena, 1B

5) Ben Zobrist, RF

6) B.J. Upton, CF

7) Reid Brignac, 2B

8) Jason Bartlett, SS

9) Jeff Niemann, 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, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

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