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Rained out Wednesday

For the second time this season, the Marlins have had a game postponed because of rain.

Wednesday’s game at Philadelphia was washed out. No makeup date has been set yet. But a possible date for a doubleheader will be on Sept. 6, when the Marlins return to Philadelphia.

The Marlins rotation has now shuffled for the new few days.

Josh Johnson, who was scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, will throw on Thursday. The Phillies are countering with Roy Halladay.

The Marlins weekend rotation at Tampa Bay now will be Anibal Sanchez (Friday), Ricky Nolasco (Saturday) and Chris Volstad (Sunday). Nate Robertson is being skipped one start, and he is available in the bullpen.

The Marlins previously were rained out on April 23 at Colorado. They made that up on April 24 with a doubleheader.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Stanton seventh in debut

For weeks, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez noted that Mike Stanton could initially start off batting seventh.

That’s exactly where the 20-year-old slugger was positioned in his big league debut on Tuesday against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The Marlins open a three-game set with the Phillies, and Gonzalez shuffled things up a bit. Chris Coghlan moved back to leadoff, while Hanley Ramirez returned to batting third, after leading off on Sunday at the Mets.

 

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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

 

Where to bat Stanton?

Creating an easy transition for Mike Stanton is a primary objective of the Marlins as an organization and Fredi Gonzalez as manager.

For weeks, Gonzalez has said Stanton likely would start off batting seventh, or perhaps second.

stanton4a44.jpgThe recent offensive struggles may have prompted a change of thinking. Hanley Ramirez batted leadoff on Sunday in a 7-6 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.

Ramirez was hitless in two at-bats with three walks, including one intentionally. One of his outs was a crushed liner to deep right field that Jeff Francoeur made a terrific running catch.

Gonzalez noted that Ramirez leading off wasn’t a definite guarantee. But will the All-Star bat first on Tuesday night at Philadelphia? That may have now changed with Stanton officially called up.

Stanton batted third at Double-A Jacksonville. His numbers spoke loudly, 21 homers, 52 RBIs and a .311 average in 52 games.

Don’t be surprised is Stanton is batting sixth or second on Tuesday.

It was seem unlikely to put the 20-year-old in a prime power spot like No. 3 in his first big league game, especially since Dan Uggla belted his 13th homer while hitting third on Sunday.

If Stanton hits sixth in his big league debut, Ramirez would go back to batting third. A possible lineup that way, at least against right-handed starting pitching, would be Chris Coghlan, Gaby Sanchez, Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, Uggla, Stanton, Cody Ross, Ronny Paulino and Chris Volstad, Tuesday’s starter.

Ross already has produced batting seventh, while Uggla has been having a solid season batting mostly fifth.

Perhaps a better option is hitting Stanton second right away is Sanchez has already shown he has the discipline to bat eighth. Paulino is more of an aggressive hitter, and may not be best suited to hit in front of the pitcher.

One thing to consider about Ramirez batting second is if a base is open, like it was Sunday at New York, teams will likely intentionally walk him to get to Coghlan. The Mets did that with a runner on second and two outs. Then they brought in lefty Pedro Feliciano, who struck out the lefty hitting Coghlan. With Ramirez hitting third, he is protected by Cantu, a proven run producer, .

If Stanton were hitting second and Ramirez third, opposing teams couldn’t match their lefty reliever in those spots.

Earlier this season Gonzalez asked Bobby Cox why he put Jason Heyward, Atlanta’s 20-year-old sensation, second.

Cox said it was out of necessity because Yunel Escobar wasn’t hitting. Heyward has thrived batted second.

Perhaps that will be the best fit to start Stanton, and then see how the lineup comes together.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins go for four straight on Wednesday night against the Brewers at Sun Life Stadium.

Chris Volstad takes the mound for Florida, looking to snap a personal four-game losing skid. Yovani Gallardo throws for the Brewers.

 

 

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1) Rickie Weeks, 2B

2) Ryan Braun, LF

3) Prince Fielder, 1B

4) Casey McGehee, 3B

5) Corey Hart, RF

6) Carlos Comez, CF

7) George Kottaras, C

8) Yovani Gallardo, P

9) Alcides Escobar, SS

 

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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

 

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

 

 

Marlins lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins haven’t swept a three game series all season. For that matter, they haven’t won three in a row, either.

They get a chance to do both on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Chris Volstad will start for Florida with the Cubs going with Carlos Silva.

 

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1) Chis Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Ronny Paulino, C

7) Cody Ross, CF

8) Brett Carroll, RF

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

 

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1) Kosuke Fukudome, RF

2) Starlin Castro, SS

3) Marlon Byrd, CF

4) Derrek Lee, 1B

5) Geovany Soto, C

6) Alfronso Soriano, LF

7) Mike Fontenot, 2B

8) Jeff Baker, 3B

9) Carlos Silva, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Nationals lineups Friday

The Marlins and Nationals open a three-game set at Nationals Park on Friday with Chris Volstad getting the starting nod. Volstad tossed a four-hit, complete game against Washington on May 2.

Craig Stammen starts for Washington.

 

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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) John Baker, C

7) Cody Ross, CF

8) Brett Carroll, RF

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Saturday

The Marlins look to snap their three-game losing streak on Saturday. Chris Volstad makes the start for Florida, with Washington going with Craig Stammen.

 

 

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1) Nyjer Morgan, CF

2) Adam Kennedy, 2B

3) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4) Adam Dunn, 1B

5) Josh Willingham, LF

6) Ivan Rodriguez, C

7) Cristian Guzman, SS

8) Roger Bernadina, RF

9) Craig Stammen, P

 

 

 

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Chris Coghlan, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) John Baker, C

7) Cody Ross, RF

8) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Tuesday

After a day off on Monday, the Marlins are back in action to begin a three-game series with the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Chris Volstad will make the start while Houston is going with Brett Myers.

Marlins lineup:

1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Chris Coghlan, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 1B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) John Baker, C

7) Cody Ross, RF

8) Wes Helms, 3B

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins look to snap their two-game losing streak in their four-game set with the Reds on Wednesday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Because left fielder Chris Coghlan bruised his left side while making his diving catch on the warning track on Tuesday night, he is not in the lineup on Wednesday.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez updated his lineup.

 

 

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1) Chris Dickerson, CF

2) Paul Janish, SS

3) Joey Votto, 1B

4) Brandon Phillips, 2B

5) Scott Rolen, 3B

6) Jay Bruce, RF

7) Jonny Gomes, LF

8) Ramon Hernandez, C

9) Homer Bailey, P

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) John Baker, C

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

8) Brett Carroll, LF

9) Chris Volstad, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

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