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Scott OlsenZach Duke

 

 

PNC Park has never been a welcoming host to its Florida friends.

 

 

 

The Marlins haven't won a series at the ballpark in Pittsburgh in four years.

 

Florida's woes in the Steel City continued in a wacky contest on Friday night as it fell to the Bucs, 12-9.

 

As they try to turn that unsettling trend around, the Marlins will send Scott Olsen to the hill against Pirates ace Zach Duke on Saturday night.

 

Olsen has struggled as of late, not making it out of the fourth inning in either of his last two starts. On Sunday against St. Louis, the 22-year-old lefty gave up seven runs over 3 2/3 innings.

 

Duke, on the other hand, has been brilliant of late. Duke was bitten by the big inning in his last start against Washington, but he kept the Nationals off the board in his remaining five innings. And in the start prior to that, the 23-year-old southpaw tossed a shutout against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

 

Pitching matchup

FLA: LHP Scott Olsen (1-2, 5.32 ERA)

Fourth-inning woes are plaguing the 22-year-old rookie. Calling it a coincidence, Olsen has allowed 10 runs, eight walks, three hits and one hit batter in the fourth innings of his last three starts.

 

PIT: LHP Zach Duke (2-3, 4.00 ERA)

In his lone career start against Florida last year, Duke tossed two scoreless innings before rain shortened his night.

 

Player to watch

Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez has hit safely in nine straight games, going 17-for-36 in that span.

 

On the Internet

MLB.TV

Gameday Audio

? Gameday

? Official game notes

On television

? Sun Sports

On radio

? WQAM 560 AM

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FLORIDA AT PITTSBURGH -- LINEUPS

FLORIDA								 PITTSBURGH							
AVG  HR  RBI							AVG  HR  RBI   
Hanley Ramirez SS	   .331   2   15   Jose Bautista 3B		.333   0	1   
Dan Uggla 2B			.300   4   17   Nate Mclouth CF		 .243   1	4   
Miguel Cabrera 3B	   .336   5   25   Freddy Sanchez SS	   .295   3   15   
Josh Willingham LF	  .305   7   28   Jason Bay LF			.262   6   18   
Wes Helms 1B			.250   1	6   Craig Wilson 1B		 .277   7   19   
Joe Borchard RF		 .250   1	5   Jeromy Burnitz RF	   .188   6   18   
Reggie Abercrombie CF   .220   2   10   Ronny Paulino C		 .305   1	4   
Matt Treanor C		  .189   0	2   Jose Castillo 2B		.257   1	8   
Scott Olsen LHP		 .000   0	0   Zach Duke LHP		   .154   0	0   
(1-2, 5.32)							 (2-3, 4.00)

Jesus the top of our order is STOUT!

 

Nice move sitting Jake against the crafty lefty.

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Good news, 0 runs....bad news 22 pitches by Olsen.....at this rate, another early appearance by our bullpen.

 

 

Yes, and there is a good chance that Petit will make his MLB debut tonight for a long relief appearance if Olsen doesn't buckle down.

 

I would think we'd see him tonight anyway. He'll come in whenever Olsen leaves. Apparently, Petit was due to start today in Albequerque.

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yea...struckout the side throwing only 12 pitches....

 

 

Good news, 0 runs....bad news 22 pitches by Olsen.....at this rate, another early appearance by our bullpen.

 

Thats 11 pitches per inning= 99 for 9 innings.

 

That isn't bad.

22 pitches were thrown in the 1st.....12 in the 2nd......

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yea...struckout the side throwing only 12 pitches....

 

 

 

Good news, 0 runs....bad news 22 pitches by Olsen.....at this rate, another early appearance by our bullpen.

 

Thats 11 pitches per inning= 99 for 9 innings.

 

That isn't bad.

22 pitches were thrown in the 1st.....12 in the 2nd......

Oh my bad.

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Good news, 0 runs....bad news 22 pitches by Olsen.....at this rate, another early appearance by our bullpen.

 

 

Yes, and there is a good chance that Petit will make his MLB debut tonight for a long relief appearance if Olsen doesn't buckle down.

 

I would think we'd see him tonight anyway. He'll come in whenever Olsen leaves. Apparently, Petit was due to start today in Albequerque.

 

Yes, I meant his debut would be a long relief appearance (like 3 innings) instead of one inning. You are right he will probably make his debut tonight no matter what, considering how taxed our bullpen is, unless Olsen gets alot of one digit pitch count innings from here on out.

 

And Hanley delivers once again, driving in Reggie, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

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