Nothing official yet, but manager Edwin Rodriguez said it's 99 percent lefty Sean West will be the man on the mound on Tuesday when the Marlins open a three-game series against the Phillies. He'll take on Roy Halladay. The Marlins also get Roy Oswalt on Thursday. On the flip side, the Phillies will manage to avoid both Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco in the series. Not that the Marlins haven't been missing aces in recent days. They didn't see Tim Lincecum during the four-game series in San Francisco or either Tim Hudson or Tommy Hanson in the recent Atlanta series.
COGHLAN INJURY A LAUGHING MATTER FOR SOME.....It was bound to happen. Suffering an injury while pieing a teammate is ripe material for a comic, and it didn't escape the folks at NPR's show "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" after Chris Coghlan landed on the DL due to his post-game antics. Check out this segment from the popular show "about baseball players who have injured themselves in stupid ways."
WILL OHMAN MAKES HIS ARRIVAL...Ohman was off and running on his first day with the Marlins (and the media). The lefty reliever is a regular clubhouse comic, and told reporters Sunday that his role would "be the same as everywhere else. I'm going to come in and face the best left-handed hitter on their team with guys on and no chance for glory and you guys are going to villify me right after I tank it. I'm going to face (the Padres') Adrian Gonzalez, and if I do my job, nobody knows it. And if I tank it, you guys will rip me." Check out this video of Ohman doing his Harry Caray impersonation.
Marlins: 1. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 2. Logan Morrison, lf; 3. Gaby Sanchez, 1b: 4. Dan Uggla, 2b: 5. Cody Ross, cf; 6. Mike Stanton, rf; 7. Wes Helms, 3b: 8. Ronny Paulino, c; 9. Josh Johnson, p.
Padres: 1. Jerry Hairston, Jr., 2b; 2. Chase Headley, 3b; 3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1b; 4. Miguel Tejada, ss; 5. Yorvit Torrealba, c; 6. Will Venable, rf; 7. Scott Hairston, lf; 8. Tony Gwynn, cf; 9. Jon Garland, rhp.