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Marlins lineup vs. Yanks

The Marlins are going with Wes Helms at third base on Friday in the series opener against the Yankees, who are going with left-hander Andy Pettitte.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Helms, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Paulino, C

7) Hermida, RF

8) Ross, CF

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hit or error?

Hit or error?

Initially, the official scorer ruled double. Then after seeing replays, the call was reversed to a two-base error.

Jacoby Ellsbury’s first MLB error came with a little controversy on Wednesday night. In the first inning, the speedy Red Sox center fielder tried to run down Jorge Cantu’s line drive into left center. The ball hit off his glove and popped out.

The overturn became the first error Ellsbury has committed in his career, and it came in his 232nd game. Florida’s Hanley Ramirez scored on the play, and it became an unearned run charged to Brad Penny.

Cantu said he felt it was a hit, and that sentiment was shared on the Marlins bench.

“It was the talk of the dugout for a few innings,” Cantu said. “All I know is that Ellsbury was in full sprint for the ball. That’s all I saw. It was kind of weird that they called that an error.

“I found out that Ellsbury had some kind of streak with errors. I don’t know. It’s their call. There is nothing I can do about it. Everybody thought it had to be a base hit, because it was full sprint out there for the ball.”

Had it been ruled a hit, it would have been an RBI for Cantu. Official scorers have 24 hours, or before the ensuing game, to reverse a call. For that to happen in this case is unlikely since it would add an earned run to Penny. You typically don’t find club’s seeking to add a negative statistics to their pitchers.

Marlins right fielder Jeremy Hermida said he wasn’t sure if it was a hit or error.

“I don’t know,” Hermida said. “That’s one of those you have to see the replay on. It’s almost a general rule in the outfield, if it’s off your glove, you get an error. Right or wrong.”

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins staying the course

Tuesday night’s 8-2 loss to the Red Sox aside, the Marlins feel they are primed to make a run.

In an up-and-down season, the Marlins have closed to within two games of .500, and the organization doesn’t think the club has played its best baseball yet. The team also has its pitching rotation lined up, after some injuries early in the year.

If everything starts to click, the Marlins believe they are well situated for a second-half postseason push. If Florida has any advantage over the first-place Phillies it is overall starting pitching depth.

There also is encouragement at the top of the order now that Chris Coghlan has secured the leadoff spot. With Coghlan getting on base, the offense has been more productive.

Hopeful that the pieces are in place to start playing more consistently, the Marlins are not thinking about making any major trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. At least, they aren’t close to pulling the trigger in terms of shipping off some of their arbitration-eligible players.

Now, everything is subject to change if the team flops in the next five or six weeks. But as of now, the Marlins feel they are definitely in the playoff mix. For that reason, players like Dan Uggla, Jeremy Hermida and Cody Ross aren’t actively being shopped.

You will hear and read rumors of other clubs making inquiries. That happened a few weeks ago when the Braves called about Ross. The Braves also asked about Hermida, and they were believed to be offering outfielder Jeff Francoeur and pitcher Charlie Morton. The Marlins said no.

Morton ended up being dealt to the Pirates as part of the Nate McLouth trade.

Keep in mind, the Marlins always seek pitching back in any trades they consider.

The Braves have had their eye on Ross for a while. One reason is he does so well against them. In 42 career games, Ross is hitting .328 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs vs. Atlanta. Hermida, meanwhile, is a native of Marietta, Ga.

Atlanta is definitely looking to add more offense.

Both Hermida and Ross have made big contributions to the Marlins of late, and both are expected to remain in Florida — barring a collapse before the end of July.

– Joe Frisaro

Hanley hit by pitch resolved

All the tension that took place on Sunday at Toronto was put to rest on Tuesday in Boston.

Before the Marlins faced the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez apologized to the team’s beat writers for losing his temper after Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

On Sunday, Toronto pitcher Dirk Hayhurst drilled Hanley Ramirez with a pitch on the left elbow in the sixth inning of Florida’s 11-3 win. After the game, Ramirez told reporters that he felt the incident was intended, especially with the Marlins ahead by eight runs at the time.

Ramirez also noted their was no retaliation on the part of the Marlins. Jeremy Hermida also was hit by a Hayhurst pitch in the fourth inning.

Aware that reporters were asking questions, Gonzalez hollered at two Marlins beat reporters and closed the clubhouse. The two other beat reporters, who were in the clubhouse, were also asked to leave.

Gonzalez on Tuesday said he has spoken with Ramirez, but didn’t elaborate.

“We took care of it internally,” Gonzalez said.

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins lineup for Tuesday

The Marlins lineup for the series opener with the Red Sox at Fenway Park:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Gload, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, DH

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Baker, C

9) Bonifacio, 3B

Pitching, Chris Volstad

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hanley plunked on elbow

With first base open and the Marlins in command on Sunday afternoon, Hanley Ramirez was plunked on the left elbow by a Dirk Hayhurst in the sixth inning.

Ramirez was the second Marlin that Hayhurst hit by a pitch. In the fourth inning, Jeremy Hermida also was nailed after the lead ballooned to eight runs.

The Marlins went on to win, 11-3, over the Blue Jays to complete the three game sweep.

Afterwards, Ramirez said he felt he was intentionally thrown at. He felt manager Fredi Gonzalez and starting pitcher Josh Johnson also felt it was a purpose pitch.

“Everybody knows it. I think Fredi knows it. J.J. knows it,” Ramirez said before being drilled by an 88 mph fastball. “He was throwing strikes. I don’t know why? You’ve got to ask him why.”

The Marlins scored 24 runs in the three games against the Blue Jays. Toronto’s pitching coach is Brad Arnsberg, who was dismissed as the Marlins pitching coach in May of 2003.

Ramirez was hit by the pitch in a situation where he was going to be pitched around anyway. Chris Coghlan doubled and went to third on Emilio Bonifacio’s groundout to first base. With two outs, Hayhurst struck Ramirez on the bone just below the left elbow. Left-hander Jesse Carlson entered to face the left-handed hitting Hermida.

Ramirez also noted that there was no retaliation on the part of the Marlins. Earlier this season, on April 27 at New York, Ramirez was drilled on the left hand by a John Maine fastball, and he was out of the lineup for four straight games.

Shortly after Gonzalez was told of Ramirez’s comments, and he checked into the matter, the Marlins abruptly closed the clubhouse to the media.

The 25-year-old All-Star shortstop is batting .330, and he is the biggest threat in the lineup.

Ramirez doesn’t wear any padding on his left elbow because he says it isn’t comfortable. He said he may consider using one in batting practice to test how it feels in case he wants to use it in the game.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

Marlins make lineup changes

Lots of changes in the Marlins lineup on Friday at Toronto. Emilio Bonifacio has been dropped from second to ninth, and John Baker is back in the starting lineup. Jorge Cantu is the designated hitter, and Ross Gload is playing first base.

Here’s the lineup:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Gload, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, DH

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Baker, C

8) Ross, CF

9) Bonifacio, 3B

pitching Nolasco

– Joe Frisaro

Lineup for Friday

With the Giants starting lefty Barry Zito, the Marlins are sitting left-handed hitting Chris Coghlan. Brett Carroll gets the start in right field, with Jeremy Hermida in left.

The lefty-lefty matchup is one reason Coghlan is sitting. Another is a reminder that the 23-year-old is here to contribute, and be heads up. In the third inning of Thursday’s 4-3 win, Coghlan made a baserunning mistake.

After leading off the inning with a single, Coghlan had a lapse, forgetting how many outs there were. With one out, Coghlan was off and running on a pitch that was lifted in the air by Hanley Ramirez to center field. Coghlan was doubled up at first base because he forgot their was one out when the ball was hit.

Here’s tonight’s lineup at Land Shark Stadium:

1) Bonifacio, 3B

2) Hermida, LF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Ross, CF

7) Paulino, C

8) Carroll, RF

9) Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

Amezaga will be a while

The healing process is taking a while for Alfredo Amezaga.

On the disabled list since May 21, retro to May 17, with a left knee contusion, Amezaga is weeks away from returning.

Actually, he’s suffering from a bone bruise to the side of his left knee. The Marlins versatile utility man has not yet started any baseball-related activities. He’s been undergoing treatment. He did some light throwing a few days ago, but he hasn’t reached the point where he is ready to field ground balls or run.

He rides the stationary bike.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team hasn’t talked yet about when he will start running, fielding or hitting. And before he returns, he will play in several rehab assignment games.

With a bone bruise, it is tough to estimate a time frame.

“We haven’t got to a target point yet,” Gonzalez said.

It could be another month.

In 2007, Jeremy Hermida suffered a bone bruise to his right kneecap. He fouled a ball of his knee in Spring Training, and his first game with the Marlins that year was May 14.

– Joe Frisaro

Sunday's lineup at Citi Field

Not a whole lot was different in the Marlins’ lineup on Sunday in their series finale with the Mets at Citi Field.

As expected, Chris Coghlan was leading off and Emilio Bonifacio was hitting second. John Baker was back in the lineup after getting a day off on Saturday.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Hermida, RF

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Baker, C

8) Ross, CF

9) Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

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