June 6, 2013 |
TRYING to figure out the Phillies' proper course of action in rightfield was a brain-scrambling endeavor even before last night. Now, you probably feel as if you could pour a steaming cup of bisque out of your ears. John Mayberry Jr. is the man responsible for the conundrum, thanks in part to the pair of home runs he launched to power the Phillies to a 7-3 11th-inning victory over the woeful Marlins. The first, a game-tying solo shot, came in the 10th inning. The second, a walk-off grand slam, came with two out in the 11th.
February 16, 2013 |
Ricky Nolasco is the ace of the Miami Marlins, but he didn't do anything to earn the honor; it was dropped in his lap. The Marlins decided in the offseason that one year of looking as if they were competing was good enough and sent away starting pitchers Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and Anibal Sanchez. (Not to mention shortstop Jose Reyes.) The purge has moved Nolasco to the top of the pitching heap in Miami, but it's one he'd rather not be perched upon. His $11.5 million salary is about one-quarter of the Marlins' entire payroll, and he requested a trade after the offseason moves.
February 7, 2013 |
Second in a series that looks at the NL East teams. THE FOLLOWING could be entries for the Miami Marlins' 2013 marketing campaign: The Miami Marlins . . . because LeBron James and the Heat aren't in season. The Miami Marlins . . . because a ticket includes free admission to the Clevelander, the in-ballpark club where "scantily clad" is the dress code. The Miami Marlins . . . because Dexter will kill you if you don't go. The Miami Marlins . . . because it's Dress Like Tubbs and Crockett Night every Friday.
June 29, 2012
At Marlins Park, Miami, Fla. Friday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (0-4, 3.72 ERA) vs. Miami RHP Josh Johnson (4-5, 3.96) Saturday at 4:10 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.03) vs. Miami LHP Mark Buehrle (6-8, 3.55) Sunday at 1:10 p.m. RHP Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87) vs. Miami RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-6, 4.78)
May 12, 2011 |
MIAMI - For six innings, it looked like more of the same. Another solid start by Cliff Lee. Another night of offensive futility. So when the seventh inning rolled around, and the Phillies, trailing by three runs, put runners on the corners with one out, Charlie Manuel started managing like it was the last at-bat of Game 7. First, he substituted one light-hitting utility man for another, calling on the lefthanded Pete Orr to replace Wilson Valdez against...