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Marlins at Mets - September 19 - 7:10 PM


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Seven times rookie Scott Olsen has collected a win after a loss.

The Marlins are hopeful the 22-year-old left-hander can do it again on Tuesday night.

 

After falling, 4-0, to the Mets on Monday night, the Marlins have now dropped three straight, and they are in danger of their first four-game slide since July 1-4.

 

New York clinched the National League East Monday night, celebrating the organization's first division title since 1988.

 

Olsen (12-8, 3.98) has faced the Mets three times this season, and he has yet to factor into a decision. In 19 innings, the left-hander has given up 10 runs, including two homers. He has struck out 18 while walking six.

 

In September, the 22-year-old rookie has pitched effectively. In three starts, he has an ERA of 2.38 (six runs in 22 2/3 innings).

 

Like all the rookies in the rotation, Olsen is being stretched farther than he has gone in his young career. The left-hander has tossed 165 innings, and he's looking for his 13th win. His 150 strikeouts are a Marlins rookie record.

 

Against the Mets on Sept. 13 at Dolphin Stadium, Olsen gave up three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in eight innings. He was in line for the win, but New York rallied to claim a 7-4 victory.

 

The Mets are turning to lefty Tom Glavine, who is going for his 14th win. Glavine has faced the Marlins four times this year, and is 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA, giving up 11 earned runs in 26 innings.

 

Marlins left fielder Josh Willingham is 5-for-12 (.417) with three doubles and a home run off Glavine.

 

Olsen has had his struggles with Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca, the former Marlin who is 5-for-10 (.500) with three doubles and four RBIs.

 

Pitching matchup

 

 

 

FLA: LHP Scott Olsen (12-8, 3.98)

For the second straight start, Olsen will take on the Mets. The rookie couldn't catch a break in his previous start in South Florida, when the bullpen couldn't hold a lead with him in line for the win. Olsen worked eight strong innings, giving up three runs and throwing 113 pitches. Olsen now has thrown 165 innings and this will be his 29th start.

 

 

 

NYM: LHP Tom Glavine (13-6, 3.99)

Glavine pitched well enough to win in his last start against the Marlins, but a few costly pitches, namely a two-run homer by Josh Willingham that gave Florida the lead for good, sent the veteran left-hander to his second no-decision in his past three starts. Glavine allowed three earned runs on six hits over six innings with two walks and six strikeouts.

 

Player to watch

Hanley Ramirez has had his share of success off Glavine. In 11 at-bats facing the left-hander, Ramirez has five hits and is hitting .455. Four of his hits have been doubles, and he's drawn two walks.

 

On the Internet

MLB.TV

Gameday Audio

? Gameday

? Official game notes

 

On television

? SUN

 

On radio

? 560 WQAM, 1140 WQBA(Espa?ol)

 

Credit:MLB.com

 

Go Marlins! :gofishb

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