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100 Games To Go


  A few odds and ends before we get the ball rolling on perhaps the tallest pitching matchup of the season: 6-foot-8-inch Chris Volstad against 6-foot-9-inch Jeff Niemann.

   -- Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that lefty reliever Renyel Pinto would be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday and rejoin the bullpen.

   -- Nate Robertson, who was outstanding in relief of Ricky Nolasco last night, will be inserted back into the rotation and make his next start on Friday against the Rays. Nolasco will go Thursday against the Texas Rangers. Robertson's outing of 5 2/3 innings was the second-longest relief stint in franchise history. The longest: 6 1/3 innings by Jason Vargas on July 8, 2006. The starter in that game against the Mets? Nolasco, who lasted just 1 2/3 innings.

   -- Did anyone catch Andrew Miller's line from last night's game with Double A Jax? Miller started and went just 2/3-inning, giving up nine earned on six hits and three walks. In six starts for the Suns, Miller has a 9.78 ERA and walked 27 batters in 23 innings.

   -- Left-hander Hunter Jones has been placed on the disabled list at Triple A New Orleans and the word there is he might require Tommy John surgery. The Marlins obtained Jones from Boston over the winter for Jeremy Hermida.

   LINEUPS:

   Marlins -- 1. Coghlan, lf; 2. Sanchez, 1b, 3. Ramirez, ss; 4. Cantu, DH; 5. Uggla, 2b; 6. Ross, cf; 7. Stanton, rf; 8. Helms, 3b; 9. Paulino, c. Pitching -- Volstad.

   Rays -- 1. Jaso, DH; 2. Crawford, lf; 3. Longoria, 3b; 4. Pena, 1b; 5. Zobrist, rf; 6. Upton, cf; 7. Shoppach, c; 8. Rodriguez, 2b; 9. Brignac, ss. Pitcher -- Niemann.

  

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