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Marlins lineup for Tuesday

The Marlins look to snap a four-game losing streak to the Phillies on Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Adalberto Mendez is getting the start for Florida, while Philadelphia is going with Cole Hamels.

The Marlins enter the game at 73-70. These teams met four times last week at Philadelphia. Florida won the first of two games on Sept. 6, but since then have dropped four in a row in head-to-head meetings with the first-place Phillies.








1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, SS

9) Cole Hamels, P







1) Emilio Bonifacio, 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) Brad Davis, C

9) Adalberto Mendez, P

— Joe Frisaro


Phillies-Marlins lineups Wednesday

The Marlins look to salvage a four-game split on Wednesday night with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Andrew Miller gets the nod, while Cole Hamels will start for the Phillies. Hanley Ramirez got the night off.

Ramirez was plunked in the back by a pitch on Monday, and he is a little sore. Nothing serious.








1) Emilio Bonifacio, SS

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Mike Stanton, RF

6) Wes Helms, 3B

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Andrew Miller, P







1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Jimmy Rollins, SS

7) Raul Ibanez, LF

8) Carlos Ruiz, C

9) Cole Hamels, P

— Joe Frisaro




Nolasco has that winning edge

Ricky Nolasco once again is getting better as the season progresses.

The Marlins right-hander improved to 14-8 with a win over the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

nolasco1.JPGOver his last 11 starts, he is 9-2 with a 3.45 ERA. And since June 23, when his hot streak started, his nine wins are the most in the National League, ahead of Roy Halladay and Tim Hudson, who each have seven.

Winning is a trait Nolasco has shown throughout his professional career. Groomed in the Cubs’ system, Nolasco has a career Minor League record of 37-18.

The 27-year-old is steadily moving up the Marlins ladder for victories. With 54 wins, the right-hander ranks second only to Dontrelle Willis’ 68.

Since breaking in with the Marlins in 2006, Nolasco has the 11th most wins among National League pitchers. Derek Lowe has an NL most of 68 in that span.

Nolasco has a career 54-38 record, which compares favorably to the pitcher just ahead of him. Cole Hamels is 55-43 since 2006 and he has the 10th most wins since 2006. Consider, Matt Cain has a 51-59 record in those seasons, and Cain is tied for the 13th most victories.

In his second season of arbitration, Nolasco would be eligible for free agency after the 2011 season.

He might not reach that point because the Marlins have expressed interest in signing Nolasco to a multi-year contract. Currently, the lines of communication are open between the club and the pitcher, but they are very preliminary.

Retaining Nolasco has been a priority for a while. In fact, after the Marlins signed Josh Johnson to a four-year deal in January, the team expressed to Nolasco that they were open to a long-term contract.

— Joe Frisaro

Hanley back in lineup

After getting a day off on Friday, Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup on Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Ramirez is closing in on the first batting title ever by a Marlin.


1) Coghlan, LF

2) Maybin, CF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Helms, 3B

7) Paulino, C

8) Carroll, RF

9) Sanchez, P


1) Rollins, SS

2) Victorino, CF

3) Utley, 2B

4) Howard, 1B

5) Ibanez, LF

6) Werth, RF

7) Feliz, 3B

8) Ruiz, C

9) Hamels, P

— Joe Frisaro


Baker bruises left hand

Ronny Paulino was slated to start the second game of the double-header anyway.

Paulino entered in Game 1 in the seventh inning, replacing John Baker, who was lifted with a left-hand contusion.

Baker was shaken up in the fourth inning.

On a wild pitch after striking out in the fourth, Baker was accidentally swatted in the face by Ryan Howard’s glove. His left hand went up to protect his face, and he suffered the bruise.

An X-ray came back negative, and the catcher is listed as day-to-day.

Baker reached when Joe Blanton’s strike three was not handled by Phillies catcher Paul Bako.

About the time Baker was reaching first base, Howard extended to catch Bako’s throw, and his glove smacked Baker in the face. The ball, Baker said, struck him on the left hand. 

Baker was tended to by assistant trainer Mike Kozak and manager Fredi Gonzalez, but he remained in the game for a couple of more innings.

Baker said he feels he can play on Wednesday, however, with the Phillies going with lefty Cole Hamels, Paulino is slated to start.

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins Friday lineup

A night after being limited to one hit in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Phillies, the Marlins on Friday shuffled up their lineup.

Dan Uggla and Jeremy Hermida were out of the lineup against lefty Cole Hamels. Andy Gonzalez made his first start as a Marlin, getting the nod at third base and batting eighth. Emilio Bonifacio started at second base. On May 2 at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, Bonifacio also started at second, his natural position.

Hermida is 4-for-19 (.211) with two home runs off Hamels, while Uggla is 3-for-23 (.130). Wes Helms was going to get the start at third base, but the veteran was slowed by flu-like symptoms. He could be available to pinch-hit.

Friday’s lineup:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 2B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Ross, CF

6) Paulino, C

7) Carroll, RF

8) Gonzalez, 3B

9) Nolasco, P

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins set series rotation

With the All-Star Game completed, the Marlins rotation for their four-game series with the Phillies also has been set.

The Marlins will send Chris Volstad to the mound on Thursday against Philadelphia’s Jamie Moyer.

In the remaining three games, Florida will go with Ricky Nolasco on Friday night, Josh Johnson on Saturday night, and left-hander Andrew Miller on Sunday.

The Marlins had been waiting to see where they’d slot Johnson, who was at the All-Star Game. Johnson comes off a victory last Sunday at Arizona, and he would have been lined up to start on Friday.

Even though he didn’t pitch for the National League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game, the right-hander is getting an extra day of rest for the big showdown with the Phillies.

Philadelphia is starting Cole Hamels on Friday, Joe Blanton on Saturday and J.A. Happ on Sunday.

— Joe Frisaro