Friday, April 11, 2014

Let's Get It On- Marlins Series Preview

Miami Marlins (5-5) @ Philadelphia Phillies (3-6)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:05 - Jose Fernandez vs. AJ Burnett
Saturday, 7:05 - Nate Eovaldi vs. Jonathan Pettibone
Sunday, 1:35 - Henderson Alvarez vs. KK

Fish Bats:
R - 50 (5th)
AVG - .269 (6th)
OPS - .742 (7th)

Giancarlo Stanton/RF drops bombs, Marcel Ozuna/LF is a Vlad Guerrero-esque free swinger, and young Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria may have finally discovered how to hit (.350 in 2014, .227 in 2013).

Fish Arms:
ERA - 3.72 (15th)
WHIP - 1.31 (18th)

Fernandez is Boy Wonder, Eovaldi brings it at 100 MPH, and so is basically Alvarez is the Phils only chance.  Their bullpen is well stocked too, with AJ Ramos, Dan Jennings, and Steve Cishek.

Prediction:
Phillies continue to add to their losing streak, upping it to 6 before finally winning the series finale on Sunday.

14 comments:

Bob D said...

I'm rooting for a win tonight

Bob D said...

In other news, Seth Rosin (Rule 5 draftee that was traded to Rangers) will be back in AAA for the Phillies. This is the same Seth Rosin that got his first Major League win vs the Phillies in the opening series. Expect him in the pen by years end or maybe months end as he may be better than the Hollands and Manships of the world.

Galvis activated and Hernandez sent to AA. Unfortunately its not Roberto but Cesar that was sent down. He will concentrate on playing 3B and SS.

I guess that means we will continue to see Nix (Not Lance) on the team. Like Deja Vue with these Nixs'. Where is Steve Jeltz when you need him?

GM-Carson said...

AJ Burnett leaves with groin soreness.

GM-Carson said...

Holy shit they won.

Bob D said...

Woo! My new Phillies hat did it. Burnett throw 100+ pitches in 4.1 innings and leaves injured. However, 2 thru 6 in lineup got on base 2 or 3 times each.

I think Byrd is going to be a steal in Free Agency, especially compared to the expensive/costly options there were out there.

GM-Carson said...

Byrd was one of the best outfielders available this offseason.

Can't believe they got to Fernandez like th as t.

GM-Carson said...

Wish Ryan Howard was in th AL and we had a first baseman that could gield and hit.

GM-Carson said...

Ok J-Roll!

Morak99 said...

J-Roll and Chase raking, mediocre pitching. Ah, the Phillies of my youth.

GM-Carson said...

Currently watching Jesse Biddle. He hasn't topped 88, sitting mostly at 86, and he's committed 2 errors. In other words, not good.

GM-Carson said...

Make that 3 errors. Oi vey.

Nikole said...

oh good. here comes paplepuke.

JRush said...

Howard with a howard!!! Universe collapses.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Love it when Howard has a Howard.