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8/30 - Florida (65-66) at St.Louis (69-61), 8:10 p.m.


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Can the Marlins make it an even 10?

With Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the Marlins extended their winning streak to nine straight, matching a franchise record.

 

On Wednesday, this youthful club has a chance to make team history along with pulling off another impressive feat.

 

The Marlins have a chance to reach the .500 mark, something they haven't done since they were 1-1. Considering they once were 11-31, it would be another remarkable turnaround.

 

A year ago, the Astros improved from 15 games under (15-30) to go on and claim the National League Wild Card and eventually reach the World Series. The surging Marlins are eyeing the postseason themselves, as they remain squarely in the Wild Card race.

 

Ricky Nolasco takes the mound for the Marlins. The right-hander is looking for a nice bounce-back outing after he was lifted after two-plus innings in his previous start, a no-decision against the Brewers. Nolasco was hampered by a cramp that day, as he gave up five runs on seven hits.

 

While the innings are piling up on Nolasco, the rookie has been successful of late. Since the All-Star break, he is 5-2 with a 3.57 ERA over eight starts.

 

The Cardinals counter with Jason Marquis. At home, Marquis is 7-6 with a 6.02 ERA in 14 starts. For his career, the right-hander is 3-3 with a 6.63 ERA against Florida.

 

Pitching matchup

 

 

 

FLA: RHP Ricky Nolasco (11-8, 4.45 ERA)

When Nolasco last faced the Cardinals, the 23-year-old was not yet part of the Marlins' rotation. He tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief on May 7. Now, he heads into the contest having logged 117 1/3 innings this season, and the Marlins are being cautious with their rookies. A year ago in Double-A, Nolasco threw 161 2/3 innings.

 

 

 

STL: RHP Jason Marquis (13-12, 5.77 ERA)

Marquis has shown flashes of brilliance mixed with periods of inconsistency this year. He must locate his sinker low in the zone and work both sides of the plate to be effective.

 

Player to watch

Dan Uggla drove in four runs on Tuesday night, giving him 79 RBIs on the season. That matches the franchise rookie record for RBIs in a season, set by Jeff Conine in 1993. Uggla also smacked his 21st homer on Tuesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Uggla is the fourth player in the past 50 years to record 20 home runs and 75 RBIs in the season they made their Major League debut. The other three are Albert Pujols (37 homers, 130 RBIs in 2001), Orlando Cepeda (25 homers, 96 RBIs in 1958) and Frank Robinson (38 homers, 83 RBIs in 1956).

 

On the Internet

MLB.TV

Gameday Audio

? Gameday

? Official game notes

 

On television

? FSN

 

On radio

? 560 WQAM, 1140 WQBA (Espa?ol)

 

Credit:MLB.com

 

Let's keep the winning streak alive and break another record with tonight's win. :gofishb

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Hopefully the better Ricky Nolasco shows up tonight.

 

I think he will do fine, that cramp from last time probably affected his delivery and thats why Milwaukee got to him. :thumbup

 

I still can't beleive MWSC08 just registured here like a month ago and already he has been posting like a veteran of the board :thumbup

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We're 65-66, Captain.

 

:thumbup

 

Let's win this ish!

 

My bad, I forgot to update our record. :lol

 

65-66 not 64-66.

 

GO MARLINS.. Gotta win tonight.

 

Marquis is hittable. Hopefully we will put a nice dent in his ERA.

http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/...&statType=2

 

I agree, he is very hittable but I fear Nolasco is going to have a bad outing. Hopefully I'm wrong. GO Fish!

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Hopefully the better Ricky Nolasco shows up tonight.

 

I think he will do fine, that cramp from last time probably affected his delivery and thats why Milwaukee got to him. :thumbup

 

I still can't beleive MWSC08 just registured here like a month ago and already he has been posting like a veteran of the board :thumbup

I hope that you are right because we need to get as many innings out of him so our bullpen is rested for this playoff push. :D

 

By the way is MWSC08 me? :shifty

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Well I am saving the Willis for tomorrows game.

 

It was between HanRam and Hermida, I almost went with Hermida hoping he might have a breakout game for this season, but Hanley works fine. Now, if Hermida goes 4 for 4 with 3 home runs I will almost be upset with myself for not going with Hermida.

 

It is always nice to be the one guy there in a Marlins jersey in a sea of red. Hopefully no one threatens me this year.

 

Tickets right above the bullpen, I was hoping to meet Kensing. sh*t happens I guess.

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Let's DO this!

 

 

If we're going to do this, we need Miguel Cabrera to play his tail off. So I'm going to wear my Cabs jersey and hope that he puts our past behind him, and hears me cheering all the way from Virginia!

 

:pray :jackson :Batter :woot

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