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Marlins-Cardinals lineups

The Marlins and Cardinals are making up their Aug. 8 rainout with a 3:10 p.m. ET contest at Sun Life Stadium.

The Marlins have lost a season-high six straight games. Their task won’t be easy as St. Louis is going with Chris Carpenter. Chris Volstad pitches for Florida.

Marlins All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game due to left elbow inflammation.

Emilio Bonifacio was initially in lineup batting leadoff and playing shortstop. But hew as scratched due to left hamstring tightness. Ozzie Martinez filled in, making his first big league start at shortstop.









1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Jon Jay, RF

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Matt Holliday, LF

5) Colby Ramus, CF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Pedro Feliz, 3B

8) Chris Carpenter, P

9) Brendan Ryan, SS









1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Ozzie Martinez, SS

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins-Cardinals lineups for Saturday

The Marlins are the visiting team on Saturday against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Clay Hensley will look to improve his chances of winning the fifth starter spot. Brad Penny is pitching for St. Louis. 









1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Cameron Maybin, CF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) John Baker, C

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

9) Clay Hensley, P










1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Brendan Ryan, SS

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Matt Holliday, LF

5) Felipe Lopez, RF

6) David Freese, 3B

7) Joe Mather, CF

8) Jason LaRue, C

9) Brad Penny, P

— Joe Frisaro


Marlins-Cardinals Friday lineups

The Marlins and Cardinals will square off yet again in Grapefruit League action action on Friday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

The Marlins are the home team in the 1:05 p.m. ET start. The game was will be televised on Fox Sports Florida.







1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Felipe Lopez, SS

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Colby Rasmus, CF

5) Ryan Ludwick, RF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Joe Mather, LF

8) Donovan Solano, 3B

9) Chris Carpenter, P







1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

3) Dan Uggla, 2B

4) Logan Morrison, 1B

5) Cody Ross, RF

6) Wes Helms, 3B

7) Brian Barden, SS

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

— Joe Frisaro



Defensive lapses 'unacceptable'

On the bright side, the Marlins scored more runs than they made errors.

That point was made half-jokingly by Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest to manager Fredi Gonzalez minutes after a 5-5 tie with the Cardinals on Wednesday. In the 10-inning game, Florida had four errors.

“More runs than errors,” Beinfest said to Gonzalez, while he was about to address the media. “Take it as a positive.”

Improving defensively is a major objective for the Marlins this season. A year ago, the team finished third in the Major Leagues in errors committed. The goal is to improve, but right from the first batter, an error was made when first baseman Gaby Sanchez dropped Anibal Sanchez’s throw, allowing Skip Schumaker to reach safely. The error led to an unearned run.

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez, second baseman Dan Uggla and catcher Brett Hayes each committed errors.

“It’s unacceptable,” Beinfest said. “I don’t care if it’s the first day or the last day. It’s unacceptable. We need to play better defense, right from the start. Set the tone.

“We’ve talked about it a lot. This team is going to take pride in its defense. Yes, it is the first day, but we’re capable of playing better defense. It’s not the way you want to start. We want to set the tone right away.”

— Joe Frisaro