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Marlins, Anibal start July by taking a Texas-sized pounding

ARLINGTON, Texas -- About the only person on the Marlins roster not affected by the June swoon was starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

He came into Friday night's game against the Rangers boasting a 6-1 record, a 2.82 ERA (ninth-best in the National League) and a streak of 14 consecutive starts without a loss. The Rangers smeared that some, pounding Sanchez for seven earned runs on seven hits in his shortest and worst start of the season.

Sanchez's ERA is now 3.30. The seven earned runs were the most Sanchez had given up since losing 7-4 to the Phillies in the second game of a double-header last Sept. 6. Six of those runs Friday came on two out hits.

After getting by the first inning on 18 pitches, Sanchez started the second inning by walking Michael Young. But after striking out Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland, Taylor Teagarden drove an 0-1 fastball into the gap in right, scoring Young all the way from first.

Sanchez then started the third inning by walking Ian Kinsler. After a Josh Hamilton single put runners on the corners with two out, Adrian Beltre made it 2-0 with a line drive single to center. Cruz then delivered the big blow, hammering an 0-2 pitch deep into the seats in right-center field to make it 5-0. Beltre then ended Sanchez's night in the fourth with a bases-loaded, two-out double to right, making it 7-0.

Despite the rough start, I'm still thinking Sanchez earns the invite to the All-Star Game. After all, who else is really worthy?

> After the game the Marlins announced they were placing reliever Ryan Webb on the disabled list with tightness in his throwing shoulder and recalled Brad Hand from Double A Jacksonville to start Saturday.

Hand was optioned to Single A Jupiter on June 20th after going 0-3 with a 3.45 ERA in three starts for the Marlins. He gave up seven earned runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in his last start June 27 at Double A Jacksonville.

Webb said his shoulder pain is in a different spot from the last time his shoulder bothered him.

"It's a different spot in my shoulder," said Webb, who battled shoulder tightness earlier this month. "It's in the front this time. It hurts to throw a baseball. Any time that happens you shut it down. That's what I'm doing. I had an MRI after the first time I got sore. I haven't had one since."

> In classic Jack McKeon fashion, the 80-year old manager had a hard time pronouncing Rangers starter Alexi Ogando's name after Friday's game.

"I would sum it up that we were certainly over matched by that pitcher Orango, Durango or Oregano," McKeon said. "He had some good stuff man. We weren't about to touch him. I sat the in the dugout and thought we might witness a no-hitter. That's how good he was. When your down seven or eight runs against that guy, it's best to head to the closest restaurant to go get dinner."

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rbleigh

shoot, should have traded Anibal last week

Samsons Boyfriend.

At least it wasnt a 1-run game...

laurelbowie

As you all know by now, I am the proud winner of the June Swoon prediction contest, having picked the number of wins (five) on the nose. I would like to give a short acceptance speech:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Winning this honor is a dream come true for me. I would like to thank the Academy for considering me worthy of this award. I also want to thank my mother, Irma Laurelbowie, and my father, Ezekial Laurelbowie Sr., for sticking by me during the lean years as I clawed my way to the top of the prognostication world. Mom and Dad, this one's for you!
(Cue the thunderous applause.)

Samsons Boyfriend.

Congrats lb...Now .can you predict when the hell Beinfest is gonna call up Bryan Peterson??? D.Wise in Cf is a waste of space..Will Marlins wait until Petey plays in PCL ALL-Star GAME July 13??? Hope not..Times a wastin..Hey Beinfest, watta ya waiting for..let Cogs hit his way back up here..Give peteypipes a SHOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spitballer

congrats lb on the big win.....even after last night, I'm still sticking to 18 wins for July.

laurelbowie

Samson,
Tommy Hutton was saying precisely the same thing about Wise and Petersen during last night's game. He pointed out that in Wise's last 14 or 15 at-bats, he'd struck out seven times and flown out every other time rather than hitting the ball on the ground and using his speed to reach base. Hutton said something like (and this is pretty close), "If you're gonna do that, you might as well bring Bryan Petersen up and give him some regular playing time in centerfield." I thought at the time that he must have read your stuff and liked it.

Samsons Boyfriend.

lb...Really?? Tommys usually a little SLOW suggesting FO moves on the Air...Prediction for July is 13-14...

Roger S

11 wins in July for me. Did we have to get the predictions in prior to last night's game?

laurelbowie

We have a lot of folks riding on 11 wins. I picked 11 wins, Flav C picked 11 wins and Roger S has 11 wins. If they do come up with 11 wins, I'll let someone else have the title because it's a lot tougher being reigning champ than I ever dreamed it would be. I mean, reporters camped in front of your home day and night, awestruck fans screaming and swooning when you walk by. How much can one person take? It is nice being able to charge 10 bucks for your authograph, however.

laurelbowie

Before I charge for my autograph, I should learn to spell autograph.

Samsons Boyfriend.

heard thru the grapevine we wont be hearing from Lou anymore...he might come back at a later time,reinvented and liked by all..he's been Banned by the powers that Be,in his Present State of Posting...

Samsons Boyfriend.

Bryan Petersen brought up..Jose Lopez DFA..HOOORAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Wondering?

Can Lou reinvent himself?

spitballer

Lou was a little harsh...but being banned...thats a bit extreme.

Flav C

My prediction of 11 wins do include a win against the Rangers, but i might wait for tomorrow for this one. I dont think the Marlins can get it with Hand on the mound tonight.
I've seen people being banned for substance abuse, disrupting public/private events, etc but for being too critical of a team playing bad? I agree, he was a little harsh as spitballer mentioned but banning him is a bit too hard.
laurelbowie, we want a little bit of the stardom too!

Flav C

Just to let y'all know i'm changing the focus of my vibes and energy for this season. Instead of cheering for a comeback from our team (which we know will not happen), i'm starting a "NL East Curse" against the SF Giants. I'm sick and tired of their fans continuously invade or troll several blogs/sites dedicated to talk about the Marlins and make fun of our team and to talk about the "Posey Curse" or "Cousins Karma". The Giants are 5-11 this season against the NL East and still have 14 games left against Phillies, Marlins, Braves and Mets. All my bad vibes will go against this team from this moment on. They will finish 30-49 this 2nd half of the season and will not make the postseason. Also, on the way, they will lose all their games against NL East teams, and sink any possible dream they had to move forward.

laurelbowie

Flav C,
Makes me sorry I rooted for the Giants in last year's playoffs. In the interest of political correctness, I won't mention how I envision those San Francisco boys sitting side by side, holding hands and giggling as they write nasty things about Cousins and the Fish.
As for Lou, I don't believe anybody would actually ban him from a blog. That would be too assinine and probably illegal based on the things I've seen him write. Besides, he could simply establish a new email address and call himself "He's Gladiator" or "Two Low Whiskey."

laurelbowie

Or Too Low Whiskey. That's usually my problem.

Samsons Boyfriend.

Came right from the Horses Mouth...They Banned Me...

Samsons Boyfriend.

Flav C...Giants pitching will fade on its own..History has shown when you pitch that deep into OCT the next season is Very tough.Giants fans will still blame Cousins 5 years from now...

Roger S

So, Lou was banned from the Post blog and now banned from this blog. Not surprised. You can disagree with how the team operates and how the players perform, but at some point you have to curtail what you write for the betterment of the blog. Sure some of the things he said were funny, but for the most part he was a venemous and vindictive poster who brought down the blog to a lot of folks. He clearly knew baseball and it would be nice to simply chat about that, baseball. If he comes back to the blog, then that would be great, but only if he leaves the side show behind.

Who was that poster a while back who was defending that Lopez signing as if his life depended on it? I can't recall. Perhaps Beinfest is reading this blog and taking cues from some bloggers on potential moves. Wouldn't that be funny? It wouldn't really surprise anyone would it?

Samsons Boyfriend.

Roger S...That muat have been Lopez' in-laws..

Samsons Boyfriend.

OH Where, Oh Where, has Our Coghlan Gone...Oh Where Oh Where Can He Be ?? Not in Line-up For Zephyrs ToniTe, Oh Where Oh Where Can He Be??

Don't Stop Believing

I'm betting Lou will be milder and nicer this time. Will probably not be as much fun. I've heard rumors that he has even been posting as another guy on the Blog who everyone believes is Mr Nice?Is that possible?

Clarence Darrow

Chris Coghlan has probably been advised by counsel to spend reast of the year on the DL,get paid Major League money and get the vesting.

Pedro

How do you all know sweet Lou was banned? I think it's a good move. He was like a shock jock, always trying to pimp his "show" in SC. This blog is about the florida marlins. not LOU.

Flav C

Roger, the guy was a fierce advocate and big fan of Lopez was someone called "Michael".

Roger S

That's right, thanks flav

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