Showing posts with label Anibal Sanchez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anibal Sanchez. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Marlins lose 1st game of doubleheader in Philly; Some news

      Didn't do a full preview for today's doubleheader, I'll just be doing some wrapups. Elih Villanueva had a terrible start, giving up 8 runs in 3 innings. It again started with him walking the pitcher, that always kills Marlins pitchers. Our only run in the 8-1 loss was again on a 1st inning run, a Logan Morrison homerun. The Marlins fall to 32-35, and have now lost 5 in a row.
     
     Some moves were made after the ball game as INF Jose Lopez was recalled from AAA New Orleans, and Villanueva was sent down to AAA. I've heard from sources that Jose Lopez will be in tonight's starting lineup, playing 3B. Who knows, maybe a fresh bat that will bring some life to this team. Can't hurt.
Key stat: Jose Lopez is 7-21 with 1 HR career vs Halladay. Who knows, maybe a spark?

      One thing I find highly annoying is that the Marlins called up a minor leaguer in Elih Villanueva that had no business being here .He was only 5-4 in the minors and had been struggling. All this, basically sacrificing a game, to save a day's rest for Javier Vasquez, who is indeed a professional athlete. Especially against the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park, just a bad move in my opinion.
     
    Another tidbit, as you guys know by know is that Josh Johnson has been placed on the 60-day DL, as retro to May 15th. The Marlins expect him back right after the all-star break, maybe in that series at Wrigley Field. Ozzie Martinez was also sent back down to New Orleans. He has no business being in the MLB right now, and needs some AB's playing everyday, which he can get at AAA. Good move.
    
    Tonight's matchup, 2 men with no-hitters. Should be a good one. Anibal requested to against Halladay, I love that.

Go Fish!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Florida Marlins (32-34) @ Philadelphia Phillies (41-26) 6/14/11 Summary

Phillies homer their way past Marlins 9-1:
They say never look Cole Hamels in the eye, well the Marlins did tonight.

Notes and thoughts: 
  • The Marlins got crushed tonight, losing 9-1 on a rainy night at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Dom Brown, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard all homered. Brown homered twice, in fact. 
  • Chris Volstad's woes against the Phillies continue. He couldn't even get through 6 IP and gave up 8 runs, all earned.
  • Ryan Howard has 7 homers against Volstad in 24 AB's. That is crazy. 
  • The Marlins had a good first inning, collecting 2 of their 6 total hits, and their only run of the game.
  • Chris Volstad should not be in this rotation going into the future in my opinion. He just can never get it done out there. He has his moments where he pounds a hitter with his two-seamer, but he always seems to fall behind or have that one bad inning, and cost his team a chance at winning. A starter in the MLN doesn't do good everytime, but he does bad more often than not.
Key Plays:
Ryan Howard homered to left in the 1st
Chase Utley homered in the 3rd
Domonic Brown homered in the 4th
Jimmy Rollins homered in the 6th
Domonic Brown homered in the 7th
Sensing a trend? Yeah.
I don't even want to give you a link to those, so if you enjoy seeing Phillies bombs off Volstad, you can look them up. They might still be traveling?

Wrapup:
Overall a depressing game for the still skidding Florida Marlins. They fall to 32-34, the first time all season they have been 2 games under .500. A double header comes tomorrow, and some pitcher named Halladay pitches the nightcap. Ever heard of him? Pretty good. Anibal Sanchez requested Edwin to have him start against Halladay, he wants that task, which I thought was pretty nice. Preview coming tomorrow, as the Marlins lose again. Death, taxes, and a Marlins loss? Who cares, a Marlin fan at 162-0 and a Marlin fan at 0-162. Go Fish!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks (34-30) @ Florida Marlins (32-30) 6/10/11 Summary

Notes and thoughts:
  • On a beautiful night at Sun Life Stadium the Florida Marlins beat the Arizona DBacks by a score of 6-4.
  • Well, my score prediction was dead on. Pretty sure that will never happen again. But that's exciting.
  • The lineup was tweaked as Bonifacio was put in for Coghlan in CF. He had 2 doubles and a walk, and made a nice defensive play late in the game. Wes Helms was the only starter without a hit.
  • I really like what Edwin did tonight. I am glad Cishek got the save, I like that guy. the one thing I did not like is bringing Dunn in in the 7th.
  • Anibal gets the W, bringing him to 6-1, and Joe Saunders gets the L, bringing him to 3-6.
Key Plays:
In the 1st inning Logan Morrison homered to right:
Logan Morrison 2-run HR
In the 6th inning Mike Stanton hit a 2-run bomb, his 15th of the year:
Mike Stanton 2-run HR
John Buck followed Stanton with a HR of his own:
John Buck Solo HR
Miguel Montero hit a 2 run HR in the 7th:
Miguel Montero goes deep
Xavier Nady goes back-to-back with Montero, making the score 5-4:
Xavier Nady HR

Wrapup:
So, the Marlins get off the losing streak and bring their record to 32-30.
Phillies beat the Cubs, and as I type the Braves are hammering the Astros. So the Marlins won't gain any ground in the East or the WC, but the win should jumpstart this team. Go Fish. Preview for the Marlins-DBacks game coming up tommorrow.

Arizona Diamondbacks (34-29) @ Florida Marlins (31-30) 6/10/11 Preview


Joe Saunders
(3-5, 4.32 ERA)

                                                                    
VS


Anibal Sanchez
(5-1, 2.97 ERA)


 Lineups:
Arizona Diamondbacks:
Unannounced
Florida Marlins:
1. Emilio Bonifacio CF
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Logan Morrison 1B
4. Gaby Sanchez 1B
5. Mike Stanton RF
6. John Buck C
7. Wes Helms 3B
8. Ozzie Martinez SS
9. Anibal Sanchez P

Pre-game notes and thoughts:
  • Anibal Sanchez goes against the team he threwhis no-hitter against in 2006. Anibal comes off a rough start against the Brewers where he gave up 8 hits and 5 runs in 5 IP.
  • Anibal has a higher ERA at home with a 3.03 earned run average, but is 2-0 on the season at Sun Life Stadium, opposed to a 3-1 record away from home. He has posted a 2.93 ERA away from Sun Life.
  • Joe Saunders faced the Marlins once this season and got the win. He gets a lot of double play balls, in fact he has the 2nd most double play balls since 2008.
  • Anibal comes off a gem against the DBacks, throwing 8 great innings and only offering up HR's to Justin Upton and Kelly Johnson. 2 runs allowed in 8, I'm sure Edwin will take that again. This start was in fact the last Marlins win.
Keys to the Game:
  • For the Marlins: Keep Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton off the basepaths. Johnson was 6-12 with 3 HR in the last series meeting betweeen the two, while Upton was 8-14 with 2 HR. You have to let someone else beat you. As far as hitting, the Marlins need to come through with hits with RISP.
  • For the Diamondbacks: Saunders needs ground balls and needs to keep the Marlins hitters off balance. Saunders does not have over powering stuff, but can be effective with his control. On the hitting side, the Diamondbacks need help from the bottom of the order. If men are on for Johnson and Upton, Arizona is hard to beat.
Prediction:
Marlins win 6-4.