Results tagged ‘ Wrigley Field ’

Take me out to the ballgame!

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Actress Denise Richards talking to reporters after singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.

 

 

Uggla hopeful for Sunday

With a day of rest, Dan Uggla is hopeful to be back in the starting lineup on Sunday in the Marlins series finale with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Uggla was scratched just before Saturday’s game due to tightness in his left hamstring. The All-Star second baseman extended himself making a stretch at second base in the fourth inning on Friday.

On the play, Alfonso Soriano hit a hard grounder into the hole at short. Alfredo Amezaga made a nice diving stop and threw to Uggla at second. Looking like a first baseman doing a stretch, Uggla pulled the ball in to get the force out on Mike Fontenot.

“On that play yesterday, I stretched it really as far as it could go,” Uggla said. “Yeah, I’d like to think tomorrow [I'll be ready]. We’ll wait and see.”

In pregame warmups on Saturday, Uggla did some starting and stopping running. Hitting, he is fine, but moving around was a problem.

“It was really tight today, and I didn’t want to push it, and do anything bad to it,” Uggla said. “I felt it stretch, but it didn’t really bother me at all [Friday]. I felt it a little bit in the ninth. It was tight, but nothing big. I woke up this morning and I guess it had been stretched as far as it can be stretched.”

Even though he didn’t play Saturday, manager Fredi Gonzalez considered using Uggla as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. But the situation didn’t arise. Had Uggla batted and reached base, he would have been lifted for a pinch-runner.

– Joe Frisaro

Hanley still hurting

Hanley Ramirez walked slowly to the batting cages behind the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. The All-Star shortstop took a few easy swings. The verdict?

“Not good,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez’s sore right hand still doesn’t feel right. So the Marlins once again will be without their 25-year-old sensation.

Ramirez is still hurting from being pegged on the right hand by a John Maine fastball on Monday when the Marlins were in New York.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was hopeful that Ramirez would be back on Thursday. Now, he will wait and see if Friday is more realistic. If it isn’t, then sometime during the four-game series with the Cubs.

What was encouraging in warmups on Thursday is Ramirez fielded some grounders at shortstop and he made throws to first base.

– Joe Frisaro

Jupiter or Wrigley?

Welcome to the friendly confines of … Roger Dean Stadium?

Sunday was a day of extremes at the Marlins-Cardinals game. The temperature was a sunny and steamy 83 degress when the first pitch was thrown. By the time the game ended — a wild 14-10 affair — the conditions dipped to 67 degrees, and winds swirled at 19 mph.

The balls were flying all over the place. In all, the te

Both teams combined for 33 hits — 20 by St. Louis. Brian Barton of the Cards had two homers and drove in six.

Jeremy Hermida of Florida homered and hit a double.

The game experience reminded of Wrigley Field.

“Windy and tough today,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I don’t want to use the conditions at all, for anything. You still have got to throw strikes. We didn’t do that at the tail end of the game.”

– Joe Frisaro 

 

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