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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

 

 

Marlins-Nolasco contract talks update

With an eye towards the future, the Marlins are hoping to sign Ricky Nolasco to a multiyear contract. Based on how talks have gone recently, there is a better chance that the two sides will agree to a one-year deal for 2011, and see how things progress from there.

The last serious talks between both sides was last Thursday, Sept. 2. As reported recently by Juan Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, there is a “significant gulf” between the parties.

Indications are, for at least for now, the sides are planning on discussing a one-year deal after the season for 2011. Because Nolasco has “Super Two” arbitration status, he reached arbitration in 2009. But he won’t have the necessary six-years of MLB service time to become a free agent until after the 2012 season. So Nolasco, who is making $3.8 million now, is under club control for two more years. 

There is a chance the team will go year to year, meaning they will have Nolasco for when they move into their retractable-roof ballpark in the Little Havana section of Miami in 2012.

Nolasco is undergoing surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Although he won’t pitch again in 2010, there is no indication the Marlins are concerned about the right-hander having a speedy recovery.

As history has shown, having talks stall in early September doesn’t mean a multiyear contract won’t be reached sometime before the start of Spring Training in 2011. Last offseason is an example.

In November of 2009, negotiations between the Marlins and Josh Johnson broke down. In January, Johnson signed a four-year, $39 million contract.

Nolasco finished 2010 with a 14-9 record and a 4.51 ERA. His 54 wins are second most in Marlins history behind Dontrelle Willis’ 68.

The Marlins also are in the process of trying to sign Dan Uggla to a multiyear contract. But both sides haven’t talked seriously in about three weeks.

– Joe Frisaro

Morrison back in lineup

Considering himself “really lucky,” Logan Morrison was back in the Marlins lineup on Monday in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Phillies at Citizens Bank.

lomo12.jpgMorrison received a scare and a big bruise under his left eye after being hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Emilio Bonifacio in the 10th inning on Sunday.

While standing on deck, Morrison was timing the pitches and simulating a swing when he was struck by the foul ball. Bonifacio ended up hitting a triple, and scoring on Scott Cousins’ pinch-hit walk-off single to beat the Braves, 7-6.

Cousins batted for Morrison, who was tested. An X-ray came back negative, and Morrison passed the vision tests. He also didn’t show any symptoms for a concussion, so he was cleared to play.

“I got really lucky, for sure,” said Morrison on Monday, sporting a big bruise under his left eye. “It looks a lot worse [than it feels].”

Why would the rookie left fielder risk playing now?

“These are important games. I want to be out there if I can,” he said. “I didn’t have any symptoms [for a concussion]. No dizziness. No ringing in the ears. So I was really, really lucky. I probably won’t be standing out there any more.”

Lineup for Monday, Game 1: Emilio Bonifacio (CF), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Chad Tracy (3B), Mike Stanton (RF), Brad Davis (C), Adalberto Mendez (P).

– Joe Frisaro

(photo courtesy of Logan Morrison)

 

 

 

Gaby in lineup Friday

On a day he was suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, Gaby Sanchez was back in the Marlins lineup on Friday in the series opener with the Braves.

Sanchez is appealing his three-game penalty levied by MLB on Friday. Sanchez was involved in the melee with the Nationals on Wednesday night.

Friday also marked the return of Dan Uggla to the starting lineup. Uggla missed three straight games due to a strained right groin.

The Marlins on Friday also announced they selected the contracts of outfielder Scott Cousins and reliever Chris Leroux from Triple-A New Orleans.

Here’s the Marlins lineup for Friday: Cameron Maybin (CF), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Chad Tracy (3B), Mike Stanton (RF), Brad Davis (C), Andrew Miller (P).

– Joe Frisaro

 

Uggla out of lineup again

Dan Uggla, nursing a right groin strain, was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day on Tuesday.

The Marlins slugger had played in all of the team’s first 129 games before he was scratched on Monday in a game the Marlins lost 9-3 to the Nationals.

Emilio Bonifacio is filling in for Uggla at second base, while Gaby Sanchez is hitting in the cleanup spot.

Uggla is sitting on 29 homers and he is one shy of becoming the first second baseman in MLB history to post four 30 home run seasons.

MARLINS:

1) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5) Chad Tracy, 3B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley back, Uggla ailing

A day after leaving the game due to dizziness, Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins lineup on Monday against the Nationals at Sun Life Stadium.

But late in the afternoon, the team announced Dan Uggla would not play due to a strained right groin.

Uggla was initially in the lineup, but was replaced at second base by Emilio Bonifacio.

Manager Edwin Rodriguez says Uggla is day-to-day, but chances are he could missed at least another game or two in the series.

“When you’re talking about a leg injury, it’s hard for me to believe,” Rodriguez said of a player missing just one game.

Uggla noted some soreness after Sunday’s game in Atlanta.

Cameron Maybin also is starting in center field, after sitting out on Sunday at Atlanta. Maybin had a mild left groin strain on Saturday.

Alex Sanabia gets the start for Florida, while Washington is going with Jason Marquis.

MARLINS

1) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5) Chad Tracy, 3B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hanley exits feeling light-headed

Hanley Ramirez was removed from the game in the top of the third inning on Sunday after  feeling light headed on the field.

The Marlins All-Star shortstop singled to open the third inning off Atlanta’s Derek Lowe. After Dan Uggla reached on a check-swing infield single, when his head-first slide was ruled to be ahead of Eric Hinske’s foot reaching the base. Ramirez stopped at second base.

But as Lowe was getting ready to pitch to Gaby Sanchez, Ramirez motioned to the dugout. His right hand was over his chest as he walked towards manager Edwin Rodriguez and assistant trainer Mike Kozak. While being checked out, Ramirez doubled over a second before walking to the dugout.

It was 82 degrees at Turner Field.

Donnie Murphy replaced Ramirez at shortstop.

In the first inning, Ramirez belted a three-run homer off Lowe. It was his 18th of the season, giving him 67 RBIs.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Braves Sunday lineups

Josh Johnson takes the mound on Sunday as the Marlins look to take the series with the Braves at Turner Field.

The teams split the first two games in Atlanta. Derek Lowe will pitch for the Braves.

Cameron Maybin was given a day off to get Emilio Bonifacio some playing time.

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, 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) Josh Johnson, P

 

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1) Omar Infante, 2B

2) Jason Heyward, RF

3) Martin Prado, 3B

4) Brian McCann, C

5) Eric Hinske, 1B

6) Alex Gonzalez, SS

7) Melky Cabrera, LF

8) Rick Ankiel, CF

9) Derek Lowe, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins-Braves lineup Saturday

Ricky Nolasco returns to the mound on Saturday after being scratched from one start due a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Nolasco has won nine of his last 11 starts, and he takes the mound for the Marlins at Turner Field. Atlanta is going with Tim Hudson.

 

 

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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) Brett Hayes, C

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

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1) Omar Infante, 2B

2) Jason Heyward, RF

3) Martin Prado, 3B

4) Brian McCann, C

5) Derrek Lee, 1B

6) Matt Diaz, LF

7) Alex Gonzalez, SS

8) Melky Cabrera, CF

9) Tim Hudson, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

His name is Dan Uggla!

Facing the Braves brings out the best in Dan Uggla.

On Friday night, Uggla connected on his 29th homer of season, an opposite-field shot off Tommy Hanson in the sixth inning at Turner Field.

uggla1b.jpgThe blast was the 150th of his five-year career, as Uggla continues to add on to his Marlins’ record for home runs.

It also was the 22nd home run the second baseman has collected against the Braves, his highest total against any team.

Uggla’s 11 homers at Turner Field are a personal high at any ballpark besides Sun Life Stadium, where he has 74.

Uggla and Miguel Cabrera are the only Marlins ever to reach 30 homers three separate times. The difference is Uggla has done it in three straight seasons, while Cabrera’s weren’t all in a row.

It is a matter of time before Uggla extends that to four consecutive years, since he has 29 with more than a month to play.

When it comes to pure home run power, Uggla has been remarkably consistent. For his career, he’s averaging a home run every 18.71 at-bats. This season, he is ahead of that pace, as he is going deep every 16.14 per at-bats.

The slot in the lineup where Uggla has his most home runs may surprise some people. It’s second in the batting order, where he was anchored in 2006-07. It wasn’t until early in the 2008 season that he slid down to fifth or six. He opened this year batting fifth, but has been in the cleanup spot for 46 games.

Uggla has 61 homers from the second spot, and 48 while batting fifth. He has 19 when batting sixth, and 15 at cleanup.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

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