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Marlins lineup for Friday

Cody Ross is back in the lineup after experiencing some low back stiffness during his final at-bat on Thursday night.

Ross will be in center field on Friday in the Marlins’ opener with the Rockies. Chris Coghlan is riding a 12-game hitting streak, and Hanley Ramirez has hit safely in nine straight.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Hermida, RF

9) Johnson, P

 

Rockies

1) Smith, LF
2) Gonzalez, CF
3) Tulowitzki, SS
4) Hawpe, RF
5) Atkins, 1B
6) Stewart, 3B
7) Barmes, 2B
8) Ianetta, C
9) Hammel, P
 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Ross lower-back stiffness

Marlins outfielder Cody Ross was removed from Thursday’s game in the top of the seventh inning with lower back stiffness. He’s listed as day-to-day.

Ross, who started in right field in the series finale with the Astros, drew a full-count walk in the bottom of the sixth inning against Chris Sampson. He tweaked his back during the at-bat. He ran the bases, and scored a run.

But in the top of the seventh inning, Ross was replaced in right field by Jeremy Hermida.

“I felt a little tightness,” Ross said after Florida’s 9-2 win. “It’s precautionary. It’s fine.”

Ross will be evaluated on Friday, before the Marlins open a three-game series with the Rockies.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Tuesday lineup

Chris Coghlan ran his hit streak to nine straight on Monday. Now he goes for 10. Coghlan will lead off against the Astros on Tuesday.

1) Coghlan. LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Hermida, RF

9) Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Coghlan looks to extend record

Chris Coghlan will try to make it nine straight multi-hit games on Monday night in the Marlins series opener with the Astros.

Coghlan, who had four hits on Sunday at Philadelphia, set a franchise record with eight straight games with at least two hits. That broke the mark shared by Juan Pierre and Miguel Cabrera.

Coghlan will lead off at Land Shark Stadium against former Marlin, Brian Moehler.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Baker, C

7) Ross, CF

8) Hermida, RF

9) VandenHurk, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hermida's game-changing catch

Lost in all the late-inning commotion of the Marlins’ 12-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon was a game-changing catch by Jeremy Hermida in the first inning.

The play was one of the biggest of the game.

Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson labored in the first inning. Jimmy Rollins led off with a single and Shane Victorino walked.

Chase Utley worked a nine-pitch at-bat off Johnson, and he was retired on a long fly ball that Cody Ross ran down in deep center field. Rollins tagged and moved to third.

With runners on the corners, Ryan Howard laced a long drive to right. Initially, it looked as if it would smack off the wall for extra bases. But Hermida raced back, jumped, and made a leaping catch. The ball snowconed in the top of his glove, but replays indicated that it was a catch.

Victorino, thinking the ball was trapped off the wall, rounded second. Rollins tagged and scored, but Hermida’s throw to Jorge Cantu at first base doubled-up Victorino, ending the inning. Victorino argued that the ball wasn’t caught, but the inning ended with the Phillies scoring one run, instead of at least three.

“I caught it, right against the wall,” Hermida said. “It was the top of my glove. I felt I caught it. It was kind of tough to see, but it never did hit the wall.”

Victorino’s frustrations boiled over in the seventh inning when he was ejected by home plate umpire Ed Rapuano for disputing balls and strikes. The twist to Victorino’s ejection was the fact he was standing in center field while Wes Helms was at the plate.

Hermida’s defensive gem was one of three double plays that helped Johnson improve his record to 11-2.

“That was one of those first innings again where you are trying to find outs any way you can,” Johnson said. “[Hermida] made a great catch. It was a great play. It did get me settled down to get into a groove.”

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Sunday lineup

The Marlins returned Jeremy Hermida to the lineup on Sunday, while second baseman Dan Uggla was given a day off in the series finale with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies are going with Jamie Moyer, 13-2 lifetime against Florida.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 2B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Helms, 3B

6) Ross, CF

7) Paulino, C

8) Hermida, RF

9) Johnson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins show resiliency

Youth and inexperience are never used as excuses. Having the lowest payroll in the game isn’t a reason expect less. And being six games out of first place with 53 games to go isn’t considered insurmountable odds.

Granted, the Marlins have an uphill climb to reach the postseason, but the team showed resiliency on Friday to snap a three-game losing streak while beating the first-place Phillies, 3-2, at Citizens Bank Park.

“I think that is a credit to the Marlins organization, the way guys have been raised here and brought along,” catcher John Baker said. “Baseball is such a long season, and it’s a cliche that it’s a marathon, and you can’t get too excited and you can’t get too down. I think maybe our guys are young and dumb enough to take that to heart and really employ that in our personalities.”

The Marlins are a young, maturing team. But Baker, in his first full big league season and second year overall, points out that players like Jeremy Hermida, Cody Ross and Dan Uggla have been around for a while.

“A good exampe of this is Jeremy Hermida. He was in the big leagues in 2005. Cody Ross and Dan Uggla. We’re not the oldest team, but some of our guys have been around,” Baker said. “I think we look around to [veterans] Wes Helms and Ross Gload. They do a good job of making sure guys are reined in, and focused on what we need to do to win games.”

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins Wednesday lineup

When things are going well, you pretty much stay the same. Such is the case with the Marlins lineup.

On Wednesday against the Braves, Florida once again has Chris Coghlan leading off.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Baker, C

9) Johnson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Saturday lineup

After stacking up on right-handed hitters against lefty Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, the Marlins lineup was a bit more balanced on Saturday night in the second game of the series with the Dodgers.

Chris Coghlan was back leading off.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Bonifacio, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Baker, C

9) VandenHurk, P

Hermida capitalizes on matchup

As Jeremy Hermida was loosening up to pinch-hit in the seventh inning on Friday night, right-hander reliever James McDonald was on the mound.

In the bullpen, lefty Brent Leach was loosening up.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez told Hermida, “You’re probably going to get the lefty.”

That was the case. The Dodgers went with Leach to face the left-handed hitting Hermida. The matchup, this time, worked in Florida’s favor.

On an 2-0 pitch, Hermida ripped a two-out RBI single to right field. The run snapped a tie, and the Marlins went on to win 6-3 over Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

“It was big for us to be able to come off the bench and do that,” Hermida said.

Gonzalez credits Hermida with the big hit to spark the victory.

“The big knock, for me, was Hermy’s,” Gonzalez said.

Entering the at-bat, Hermida was hitting .179 against left-handed pitching.

“For some reason I haven’t had the same success off lefties as I’ve had in the past,” Hermida said.

After the at-bat, Hermida’s average against left-handers rose to .188 (18-for-96) with three home runs and nine RBIs. Against right-handed pitching, he is hitting .276 with eight homers and 28 RBIs.

A year ago, Hermida enjoyed more success off left-handers — .240 average with five homers and 17 RBIs.

When you look at 2007, you see that he was consistent against left-handed and right-handed pitchers. When going against lefties, he batted .292, compared to .297 off righties.

Until he shows he can produce regularly off left-handed pitchers, the Marlins will be leaning toward giving Brett Carroll more starts in right field. Hermida isn’t in a strict platoon situation, because rookie Chris Coghlan, another left-handed hitter, also has struggled against left-handed pitching.

– Joe Frisaro

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