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Hanley hurting, out of lineup

Hanely Ramirez winched in pain several times while swinging the bat in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Mets.

On Wednesday, Ramirez was out of the lineup again with a sore left elbow. The elbow has bothered the three-time All-Star shortstop for about six weeks. He had missed four straight games prior to Tuesday.

Now, it is unclear when he will play again. Ozzie Martinez started at shortstop on Wednesday, while Logan Morrison batted third.

The Marlins are shorthanded in the infield because Emilio Bonifacio is nursing a tight left hamstring. He won’t be ready for at least two more days.

Florida concludes its homestand on Wednesday with Alex Sanabia starting against New York’s Jon Niese.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Jon Niese, P

 

 

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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) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley back in lineup

Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins lineup after sitting out four straight games with left elbow inflammation.

The three-time All-Star shortstop came in early on Tuesday and took some swings in the cages. While he didn’t show full extension with his elbow during batting practice on Monday, Ramirez is playing, and he will wear a protective sleeve on his left arm when he is batting.

Ramirez said his elbow has been bothering him for about six weeks.

The Marlins and Mets open a two-game series on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium. Adalberto Mendez gets the start for Florida against New York’s Mike Pelfrey.

Logan Morrison enters Tuesday riding a string of 39 straight games of reaching safely.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Mike Pelfrey, P 

 

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1) Scott Cousins, 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) Adalberto Mendez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Mets lineups for Thursday

The Marlins rebounding from a loss on Tuesday to hold on for a win on Wednesday. Now they are in position to claim their series with the Mets at Citi Field on Thursday.

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 Anibal Sanchez draws the pitching assignment against New York lefty Jonathon Niese.

The Marlins hold the season series edge, 9-6. The NL East rivals will meet again at Sun Life Stadium for two games on Sept. 21-22.

Hanley Ramirez, sporting his dyed red hair, will be batting third.

Here are the lineups:

MARLINS

1) Cameron Maybin, 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) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

METS

1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, LF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Jeff Francoeur, RF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Luis Castillo, 2B

9) Jonathan Niese, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Mets-Marlins Tuesday lineups

With a win on Tuesday, the Marlins would claim the series against the Mets.

The Marlins send Nate Robertson to the mound, while the Mets counter with Hisanori Takahashi at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


 
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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, CF

3) David Wright, 3B

4) Jason Bay, LF

5) Rod Barajas, C

6) Fernando Tatis, 3B

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Hisanori Takahashi, P

 

MARLINS:

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) Nate Robertson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins-Mets lineups Monday

The Marlins and Mets open a three-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday.

New York sends R.A. Dickey to the mound. The Marlins are going with Ricky Nolasco.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Jesus Feliciano, CF

3) David Wright, 3B

4) Ike Davis, 1B

5) Jason Bay, LF

6) Jeff Francoeur, RF

7) Henry Blanco, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) R.A. Dickey, 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) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Mike Stanton, RF

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup on Friday

The Marlins open a three-game set with the Mets on Friday at Citi Field. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for Florida.

 

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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) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, CF

3) Jason Bay, LF

4) Ike Davis, 1B

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Rod Barajas, C

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) R.A. Dickey

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins-Mets Sunday lineups

For the first time all season the Marlins have won three straight. They go for four in a row against the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium.

Ricky Nolasco makes the start for Florida, with Jon Niese going for New York.

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Alex Cora, 2B

3) Jason Bay, LF

4) Chris Carter, RF

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Ike Davis, 1B

7) Angel Pagan, CF

8) Henry Blanco, C

9) Jon Niese, P

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Ronny Paulino, C

7) Cody Ross, LF

8) Brett Carroll, RF

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Mets Saturday lineups

The Marlins go for their first three-game winning streak of the season on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium. Nate Robertson goes for his fourth win, while the Mets counter with John Maine.

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Luis Castillo, 2B

3) Angel Pagan, CF

4) Jason Bay, LF

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Ike Davis, 1B

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Rod Barajas, C

9) John Maine, 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) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Nate Robertson, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Cracking the WHIP

From the first day of Spring Training, manager Fredi Gonzalez talked about the importance of the thrownig strikes.

Gonzalez added that an important statistic, in his mind, is the WHIP (walks/hits per innings pitched).

What the Marlins saw on Wednesday night in their wild 7-6 win in 10 innings over the Mets is what can go wrong when pitchers aren’t throwing strikes.

After building a five-run lead on Dan Uggla’s homer in the top of the seventh, the Marlins pitchers lost track of the strike zone. The Mets rallied to force extra innings, and Florida was fortunate to prevail.

Ricky Nolasco uncharacteristically walked the first two batters to start the seventh. But the real damage came when the Florida starter exited with two outs in the seventh.

Renyel Pinto, Jose Veras and Leo Nunez worked 2 1/3 innings, but all three struggled to find the plate. They combined for six walks, a hit batter and a balk. The three totaled 82 pitches, but just 40 were strikes. Throwing 49 percent of their pitches for strikes created a reason for alarm.

“We can’t do that because we’re going to get our heads beat in,” Gonzalez said.

Pinto faced three batters and didn’t log an out. The lefty walked one, allowed one hit and hit a batter. Veras did get out of the seventh, but with some good fortune.

Veras’ first pitch was a high fastball to David Wright. The ball sailed off John Baker’s glove, and as it rolled away from the catcher, Fernando Tatis tried scoring from third. Baker retrieved the ball, and threw home to Veras, who applied the tag.

“I tried to throw a fastball away, and it was a little high,” Veras said. “The ball stayed close, and we got that guy out. That was a huge play with the bases loaded right there and David Wright hitting.”

Nunez worked 1 1/3 inning, and entered in a tough spot — the bases loaded — in the eighth inning. Because Nunez threw 40 pitches, with 19 strikes, he won’t be available for Thursday. Tim Wood, who had a 15-pitch (10 strikes) save, on Wednesday is a candidate to close in the series finale.

Veras noted that it was just one game, and most of the relievers hadn’t thrown in a game since last Saturday.

“We tried to get the job done. It happens in the ball game,” Veras said. “Maybe we tried to be too perfect. The best part is we won the game, and tomorrow is another day.”

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Opening Day observations

Opening Day at Citi Field on Monday was packed with anticipation, hype, an impressive pregame show and a promising pitching matchup.

There was tremendous buildup, and the crowd of 41,000 was into the contest that matched aces Josh Johnson and Johan Santana.

For five innings, there was drama and a close game. Then, the Marlins turned sloppy in the sixth inning, committing three errors, and New York capitalized on the mistakes and claimed a 7-1 win.

Tuesday’s day off provided an opportunity to reflect and digest all that took place in the opener.

* One thing is clearly, Josh Johnson is not yet on track. The stomach virus he dealt with late in Spring Training set his preparation back. And it showed. Granted, the 26-year-old is not yet in top form. Still, something else stood out. Johnson was doing more nibbling with his pitches than attacking. That was evident by four walks and a hit batter in five plus innings.

From the first batter he faced, that was clear. Johnson had Alex Cora in a 1-2 count, and then hit the Mets leadoff batter with a slider. With a 95 mph fastball, Johnson is at his best when he is pounding the strike zone, and not being so fine on the corners.

* A key play that didn’t get much mention was Luis Castillo’s at-bat in the first inning. After Cora reached, Castillo hit a grounder to second. Dan Uggla fielded it cleanly, flipped to Hanley Ramirez for the force at second. The Marlins nearly turned the double play, but a hustling Castillo beat the throw to first. Instead of two outs, the Mets had a base runner. David Wright followed with a two-run homer. Castillo pushing it down the line gave the Mets an extra run.

* The brightest star for the Marlins on Monday was Hanley Ramirez. With the big crowd and attention on the game, the two-time All-Star stepped up, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Ramirez also made a terrific unassisted double play, robbing Cora of a run-scoring hit in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Cora ripped a hard liner. Ramirez dove to his left to make the nice grab. He showed the ball to the umpire, and then stepped on second to double up Jeff Francoeur.

* The wind conditions made just about every fly ball an adventure. The end result was center fielder Cameron Maybin had a tough day. Maybin has tremendous promise, and one rough afternoon is no reason to be overly critical. But getting better jumps and reads on fly balls will be something Maybin keeps working on. He had some issues with his reads in Spring Training. Citi Field has a lot of ground to cover, but Maybin will have even more territory to roam at Sun Life Stadium. Cody Ross, now playing right field, has shown he can play center field at a high level. If Maybin struggles in center, a possibility down the line could be switching Ross and Maybin.

* Wes Helms took part in his 11th Opening Day. Helms didn’t get into the game, but he was on deck in the ninth inning when Gaby Sanchez made the final out.

* The Marlins one run scored on Monday was the lowest run total for the team on Opening Day since losing 1-0 at Houston in 2006.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

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