Results tagged ‘ Sean West ’

West lifted in fifth

Sean West became the second Marlins starter in the series to get shaken up and not be able to complete five innings.

While running the bases in the fourth inning, West stumbled and rolled his right ankle while touching first, and he fell a few feet beyond the bag. The incident occurred after he tapped a ground ball to shortstop Anderson Hernandez. But Hernandez didn’t throw to first base, instead he tossed Cody Ross out trying to advance from second base to third.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez and assistant trainer Mike Kozak headed toward West, who convinced them he was fine. But in the bottom of the fifth inning, West exited after facing two batters and not recording an out. West’s first pitch of the inning struck pinch-hitter Wilson Valdez. After Angel Pagan’s double, West was replaced by Burke Badenhop.

West insists he is fine, and he is slated to make his next start on Tuesday at St. Louis.

“That was just a pitcher running the bases right there,” West said. “I was watching the play unfold at third base. I wasn’t watching where I was going, and I just caught the corner of the bag. It startled me at first. I got up and I was fine. It’s just a little embarrassing, but I’m fine.”

The conditions weren’t ideal on Thursday, as a light rain began to fall in the fourth inning.

On Tuesday night in the series opener, Rick VandenHurk also exited after four innings due to stiffness in his back.

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins-Mets Thursday lineups

After being plunked on the left wrist by a pitch Wednesday night, Chris Coghlan was back in the starting lineup for the Marlins on Thursday in their series finale with the Mets on Thursday.

Marlins

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, RF

8) Maybin, CF

9) West, P

Mets

1) Pagan, CF

2) Castillo, 2B

3) Wright, 3B

4) Francoeur, RF

5) Tatis, 1B

6) Evans, LF

7) Santos, C

8) Hernandez, SS

9) Parnell, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Ramirez back in lineup

On Thursday night, Hanley Ramirez delivered a big pinch-hit RBI single that helped the Marlins beat the Braves. On Friday, the All-Star shortstop was back in the starting lineup.

The Marlins open a three-game set at Washington on Friday.

Ramirez strained his left hamstring on Tuesday night against the Braves. His pinch-hit appearance on Thursday is his first action since.

Here’s the Marlins lineup for Friday.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, RF

8) Maybin, CF

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins-Padres Sunday lineups

Ross Gload was back in the starting lineup for the Marlins at first base on Sunday in the series finale with the Padres.

Padres

1. Everth Cabrera, SS
2. Luis Rodriguez, 2B
3. Oscar Salazar, 1B
4. Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
5. Chase Headley, LF
6. Will Venable, RF
7. Henry Blanco, C
8. Tony Gwynn, CF
9. Mat Latos, P

Marlins

1. Chris Coghlan, LF
2. Ross Gload, 1B
3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
4. Jorge Cantu, 3B
5. John Baker, C
6. Dan Uggla, 2B
7. Cody Ross, CF
8. Jeremy Hermida, RF
9. Sean West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup vs. Mets

With Nick Johnson again not in the lineup on Tuesday, it raises the likelihood that the first baseman is headed for the disabled list. Johnson has been dealing with a right hamstring sprain.

Ross Gload again got the starting nod at first base for the Marlins on Tuesday in the series opener with the Mets at Land Shark Stadium.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Gload, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Hermida, RF

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Wednesday lineup

The lineup grinded out 11 hits Tuesday night, so manager Fredi Gonzalez went with the same batting order again on Wednesday.

Here’s Wednesday’s Marlins-Astros orders.

Marlins

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Gload, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Hermida, RF

9) West, P

Astros

1) Bourn, CF

2) Keppinger, 3B

3) Berkman, 1B

4) Lee, LF

5) Tejada, SS

6) Pence, RF

7) Matsui, 2B

8) Quintero, C

9) Bazardo, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins Thursday lineup

With the Astros going with lefty Mike Hampton on Thursday night, the Marlins are countering with an almost exclusively right-handed hitting lineup.

The lone lefty is Chris Coghlan, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Bonifacio, CF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Ross, RF

7) Helms, 3B

8) Paulino, C

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Saturday

With the Phillies starting left-hander Cole Hamels, the Marlins have a mostly right-handed hitting lineup. Switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio is getting the start in center field. Saturday also marks the return of rookie lefty Sean West, who was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville. West last pitched for Florida on July 11.

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Johnson, 1B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 3B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Ross, RF

7) Paulino, C

8) Boni, CF

9) West, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

West recalled, Ayala optioned

No real surprise as to who will be Florida’s starting pitcher on Saturday night in Philadelphia.

As expected, Sean West is being recalled from Double-A Jacksonville. The 23-year-old, who was optioned on July 11, will be making his 11th start at the big league level. The 6-foot-8 lefty is 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA with the Marlins.

At Double-A, West is 7-3 with a 4.78 ERA in 12 games, with 11 starts.

To make room on the roster, reliever Luis Ayala was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Ayala has appeared in nine games with the Marlins, and in 7 1/3 innings, he has yielded seven runs on eight hits.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Fifth starter undecided

With an off day on Monday, the Marlins don’t need a fifth starter until July 31 or Aug. 1.

One of the candidates to rejoin the rotation at that time is Andrew Miller, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on July 21.

Miller, however, is coming off a rough outing on Friday night. In 4 2/3 innings, the lefty walked nine, allowed six runs and three hits. He also struck out seven. Of his 105 pitches, 52 were strikes.

“He was rushing his delivery a little big,” Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

The Marlins are hopeful that Miller can get back on track.

While Miller is a candidate to be called up for the fifth spot, he isn’t the only choice.

Sean West, optioned to Double-A Jacksonville on July 11, could also be brought back up, Gonzalez said.

The Marlins also may stay from within, If that’s the case, Burke Badenhop, who has pitched in long relief, could be added to the rotation.

For now, the Marlins are using a four-man rotation. Chris Volstad, who pitches at the Dodgers on Sunday, could stay on a five-day schedule and pitch on Friday, July 31, at home against the Cubs.

The way it sounds, the fifth starter would be added on Aug. 1 of the Cubs’ series.

West pitched on Thursday, and he worked seven innings, striking out six while walking two. West allowed four runs, with two earned.

West is working on getting command of his off-speed pitches.

At Triple-A, Ryan Tucker, who was returning from knee surgery, is back starting. The hard-throwing right-hander could be an option to help as either a starter or reliever in the final two months. Tucker, however, wouldn’t be in the mix for Aug. 1.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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