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Marlins-Nationals Thursday lineups

Winners of three straight, the Marlins go for a sweep at Nationals Park on Thursday night.

Ricky Nolasco gets the nod for Florida, while Washington is going with Livan Hernandez.

 

 

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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) Brett Hayes, C

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

 

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1) Roger Bernadina, CF

2) Ian Desmond, SS

3) Adam Dunn, 1B

4) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5) Michael Morse, RF

6) Adam Kennedy, 2B

7) Ivan Rodriguez, C

8) Willie Harris, LF

9) Livan Hernandez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Music to their ears

The sounds of victory are different these days in the Marlins clubhouse.

One change made in recent days is music again is being played in the clubhouse after games, or more specifically wins.

The past few seasons, and earlier in the year, there was a music ban, Players were allowed to listen to songs of their liking, but on their IPods.

Recently, the players made their case to bring music back to pick up the spirits. Music once again is allowed.

“We felt there wasn’t any life in the clubhouse,” outfielder Cody Ross said. “It was a little dead.”

Players now compile their personal lists of 10 songs and they are submitted, and played accordingly. The players agreed to tone down the songs when conducting interviews after games.

“We turn it down to respect the media,” Ross said.

Several years ago, music blared loudly in the clubhouse. It reached the point that led to the ban, which now has been lifted.

– 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

 

Gaby, Cody return to lineup

The Marlins lineup on Tuesday welcomed back two key position players. Gaby Sanchez (hamstring) and Cody Ross (stiff neck) will each start for the first time since last Thursday.

The Marlins open a three-game set at Nationals Park. Stephen Strasburg gets the start for Washington.

 

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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) Anibal Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Bosh at the ballpark

Chris Bosh has game … on the diamond too.

One of the top players in the NBA, Bosh was the Marlins guest on Saturday night. One of the marquee new additions to the Miami Heat, Bosh threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Florida faced St. Louis at Sun Life Stadium.

Wearing a Marlins jersey, Bosh signed autographs prior to the game and threw out the first pitch to Cody Ross.

A few weeks ago, Bosh and LeBron James joined the Heat, making them one of the leading contenders in the NBA.

Top photo courtesy of Denis Bancroft of the Florida Marlins. Second photo, courtesy of Robert Vigon of the Marlins.

 

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Marlins-Cardinals Saturday lineup

Mired in a season-long five-game losing streak, the Marlins are turning to their ace, Josh Johnson, in hopes of getting back on the winning track.

Jake Westbrook gets the start for St. Louis on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Gaby Sanchez (right hamstring) and Cody Ross (neck) are out of the lineup for the second straight day. Both are day-to-day. With an off day on Monday, there is a likelihood they both could be rested for the series before returning on Tuesday at Washington. Both are available to pinch-hit.

 

 

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1) Felipe Lopez, 3B

2) Jon Jay, RF

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Matt Holliday, LF

5) Colby Rasmus, CF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Aaron Miles, 2B

8) Jake Westbrook, P

9) Brendan Ryan, SS

 

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez, SS

2) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Mike Stanton, RF

6) Ronny Paulino, C

7) Wes Helms, 1B

8) Donnie Murphy, 3B

9) Josh Johnson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Players call team meeting

Being swept by the Phillies, and losing on a controversial call, raised the level of concern in the clubhouse to the point where the players had a team meeting.

Assembled by Wes Helms, a number of veterans spoke up about not letting the season get out of hand. Now, the end result wasn’t promising as the Cardinals, behind Adam Wainwright’s two-hit shutout, frustrated Florida, 7-0, on Friday night.

Still, the players got together to stress the urgency of finishing strong.

“This is where it’s going to draw the true character, individually and as a team,” Helms said. “You just don’t want to get caught in the rut where you say, ‘Hey, we’re out of it.’ Because we’re not out of it.

“Even if we were out of it, you still want to play baseball the way it was meant to be played. We’ve been kind of dead lately. Where we’re just out there playing. Not having good ABs and not being alert on defense. And not doing the little things that we need to do to win. As a team, this is where all 25 of us have to pick it up, start playing better with more intensity and having some fun.”

The Marlins have dropped five straight and are 53-56.

“We have fallen behind in the standings, and it’s going to be tough to make a playoff push, but we still can do it,” Helms said. “Right now, this is where it’s going to show the true color of our team. When we’re in a rut like this, falling nine or 10 games back, are we going to fall and quit or are we going to keep pushing?

“Or are we going to make strong push for the organization. We want to finish over .500 so we can build for next year, if we’re not going to make it this year. This is a crucial time for the team. It shows the character for the team. We’ve got to keep going.”

The Marlins played on Friday without Gaby Sanchez (tight right hamstring) and Cody Ross (stiff neck). Both will be game-time decisions on Saturday.

“We’re flat. There is no way around it. We’re just flat,” Uggla said. “We’ve got to dig deep inside of us and find that competitiveness we had on the road trip. We had some tough games against the Phillies, but that’s no excuse. We have to bounce back from that. We’re capable of doing that. It’s just a matter of doing it.”

– 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 look to rebound

The Marlins have dropped two straight and look to even their three-game set with the Phillies on Wednesday at Sun Life Stadium.

Anibal Sanchez, coming off a one-hit shutout over the Giants at AT&T Park last Thursday, takes the mound for Florida. Kyle Kendrick gets the nod for Philadelphia.

 

 

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1) Jimmy Rollins, SS

2) Placido Polanco, 2B

3) Raul Ibanez, LF

4) Jayson Werth, CF

5) Ross Gload, 1B

6) Domonic Brown, RF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, 2B

9) Kyle Kendrick, 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) Anibal Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Luna makes first start

For the first since May 21, 2008, Hector Luna is in a big league game. The veteran will start at third base for the Marlins in their series opener with the Phillies on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium.

After the Marlins traded Jorge Cantu to the Rangers last Thursday, Luna had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans. He was in uniform for the weekend series at San Diego, but he didn’t play.

Wes Helms will handle a majority of the starts at third base, but manager Edwin Rodriguez said Luna will make a start or two a week, either at third or first base.

Left-hander Sean West is making his first start of the season on Tuesday. The Marlins officially recalled West to face the Phillies. To make room for the lefty, right-hander Jorge Sosa was designated for assignment.

Roy Halladay is pitching for the Phillies.

Lineup for Tuesday: Hanley Ramirez (SS), Logan Morrison (LF), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Dan Uggla (2B), Cody Ross (CF), Mike Stanton (RF), Ronny Paulino (C), Hector Luna (3B), Sean West (P).

– Joe Frisaro

 

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