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John Maine out, Tom Koehler in for Marlins

    CINCINNATI -- John Maine whiffed the last two Cincinnati Reds hitters he faced Thursday night with called third strikes. In the end, it did him little good. Maine was designated for assignment on Friday as the 31-year-old's comeback bid didn't pan out, at least not with the Marlins, who called up right-hander Tom Koehler from Triple A New Orleans to take his place.

    Taking over for Jose Fernandez in Thursday's 11-1 drubbing, Maine gave up six runs on four hits and five walks in only two innings of mop-up work. That further bloated his unsightly WHIP figure in four games this season to 2.727.

     Koehler takes Maine's roster spot, and it's unclear for now what plans the Marlins have for him. Most likely he'll start out in the bullpen. But, given the fact he's been starting for the Zephyrs and made his last start on Sunday, he could be in line to take Wade LeBlanc's spot in the Marlins' rotation if the left-hander continues to flounder. LeBlanc is scheduled to start Saturday here in Cincinnati.

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      Joe Mahoney, fresh off the DL, will make his first start for the Marlins tonight and bat cleanup behind Giancarlo Stanton.

      Here's the lineup: 1. Pierre, lf; 2. Polanco, 3b; 3. Stanton, rf; 4. Mahoney, 1b; 5. Ruggiano, cf; 6. Brantly, c; 7. Green, ss; 8. Solano, 2b; 9. Slowey.

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Who's on first base

Joel Osteen presentation at the Marlins ballpark is sold-out. Samson should include it in the season's attendance numbers.

Sunny Dee

How much money is Loria making from this Osteen appearance? He's probably figured he can make more money off of this stadium hosting special events than by spending money on players and fielding a winning team.

Joe Bagadonuts

Saw Olsteen throw out the 1st pitch at Marlins game on Monday..not bad..looks like he's got a better arm then Venus de Milo Pierre in LF

Who's on first base

Joe, I heard he's a southpaw, with good bite on his fastaball. Loria tried to bring him to play AAA, with a ST invitation.

Poo Poo Platter

Hey Loria... Ringling Brothers called and they want their circus back!

Sunny Dee

Also, when he claims he's not making an operating profit from his baseball team, I am sure he is not including revenue he gets from non-baseball events. Don't be fooled - he is still making profit. Once a con-man, always a con-man.

Marlin Fan

Why even include these roster updates ?? They make no difference whatsoever .

Who's on first base

I have a feeling that we'll have some interesting changes when the Marlins is back home from this trip.
Actually, i foresee the Marlins having historical performances in Cinci and Minnesota. Not exactly positive performances, but still historical.

Marlin Fan

I love Pierre trying to bunt all the time unsuccessfully . Coghlan goes 2 for 4 and then sits .

Marlin Fan

Stanton is clueless at the plate

Marlin Fan

Miami should have a parade for Ruggiano . Green 3for 4 . Chishek save .

rachel

Fan...That's one in a row. You've got to start somewhere.

JUAN YANES

INSTEAD OF BRING A RIGHT HAND PITCHER IN REPLACE OF STRUGGLING MAINE MARLIN SHOULD GET A LEFT HAND, - REDMOND STILL IS AMATEUR MAKING LINE UP. IT IS STUPID
PENCIL STRUGGLING STANTON (0.117 AVE) IN NUMBER 3, IT IS AS GIFT THREE OUTS TO THE OTHER TEAM.- THE PLAYER WHICH SOULD BE AS # 3 IS PLACIDO POLANCO AND # 4 RUGGIANO. YESTERDAY ROOKIE PLAYER MAHONEY WAS PENCIL # 4, INSTEAD OF BE # 2 WITH LESS RESPONSABILITY. DOING THAT TYPE OF MOVEMENTS REDMOND FRUSTRATE THE PLAYERS.

JUAN YANES

BASEBALL SEEMS TO DOMINO GAME, THE WINNER IS WHO BEST PUT
EVERY PIECE IN EVERY GAME. BASEBALL AMATEUR MANAGER IS LIKE AMATEUR DOMINO PLAYER MAKE MANY MISTAKES AND LOOSE MANY TIMES. MARLINS TEAM HAVE THIS HANDICAP IN EVERY GAME.

H Wayne Hypinga

is that supposed to be english?

rbleigh

I can't see Pierre sticking around much longer. A leadoff guy has to get on at a better clip than .200 & at this point all he's doing is taking a spot from a young guy. It'll be interesting to see what Yelich does when he gets healthy because he might be in Miami sooner rather than later.

Marlin Fan

Let's hope rbleigh. It's time to start bringing the young guys up( once they all get healthy) . Pierre , Polanco, green , while all class acts and professionals , are not the future.

Camera Mike

I couldn't agree more rbleigh. At first I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt as the season was young and there was only a small sample size of his at bats, but as his plate appearances pile up that benefit is being destroyed. Add to that his mediocre play in the field and he is barely taking up space on the roster. A this point I would start Coghlan in left and have him lead off as well.

the truth

Pierre wasnt suppose to be an every day starter,but because the Marlins FO is crap,they have nobody to reliably start in place of a 36yr old has been that cant throw. Dont blame Pierre ,blame the a-holes that dont have a player better enough to replace him with.

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