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Triple-A New Orleans right-hander Elih Villanueva will join the Marlins Tuesday night in Philadelphia and start the front end of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

 

A product of Florida State and Miami native, Villanueva was 4-5 with a 5.23 ERA with 28 walks and 47 strikeouts in 13 starts (72 1/3 innings) for the Zephyrs. He’s also allowed 14 home runs, tied for fifth most in the Pacific Coast League. His 1.65 WHIP ranks 50th out of 56 PCL qualifying pitchers, but Villanueva over his last three starts can boast a 1.93 ERA and is coming off six shutout innings against Memphis.

 

The Marlins have not officially announced the move yet. They have to make corresponding transactions to accommodate Villanueva on the 25-man and 40-man rosters. One 40-man option is to place Josh Johnson on the 60-day disabled list.

 

 

 

 

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Now people will finally shut up about giving him a chance...

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The Marlins have not officially announced the move yet. They have to make corresponding transactions to accommodate Villanueva on the 25-man and 40-man rosters. One 40-man option is to place Josh Johnson on the 60-day disabled list.

 

Erm ... that last part makes me weary.

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The Marlins have not officially announced the move yet. They have to make corresponding transactions to accommodate Villanueva on the 25-man and 40-man rosters. One 40-man option is to place Josh Johnson on the 60-day disabled list.

 

Erm ... that last part makes me weary.

 

The last part makes me want to ball up and cry.

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The Marlins have not officially announced the move yet. They have to make corresponding transactions to accommodate Villanueva on the 25-man and 40-man rosters. One 40-man option is to place Josh Johnson on the 60-day disabled list.

 

Erm ... that last part makes me weary.

 

The last part makes me want to ball up and cry.

 

Wouldn't it be retroactive? Forgive me, I'm not sure about how that whole process goes.

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Facing Philadelphia in Philly seems like the worst possible matchup for Villanueva to make his debut.

 

 

Well Philly certainly isn't the same offensive juggernaut that they were a few years ago. And they've been playing 16 straight games with a record under .500 (about to be 20 :/)

 

But I agree in the that Philly probably is the toughest road environment for a pitcher to make his MLB debut.

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Facing Philadelphia in Philly seems like the worst possible matchup for Villanueva to make his debut.

 

 

Well Philly certainly isn't the same offensive juggernaut that they were a few years ago. And they've been playing 16 straight games with a record under .500 (about to be 20 :/)

 

But I agree in the that Philly probably is the toughest road environment for a pitcher to make his MLB debut.

 

I think he was referring to Villanueva being a flyball pitcher pitching in a bandbox against plenty of guys who can go yard.

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Facing Philadelphia in Philly seems like the worst possible matchup for Villanueva to make his debut.

 

 

Well Philly certainly isn't the same offensive juggernaut that they were a few years ago. And they've been playing 16 straight games with a record under .500 (about to be 20 :/)

 

But I agree in the that Philly probably is the toughest road environment for a pitcher to make his MLB debut.

 

I think he was referring to Villanueva being a flyball pitcher pitching in a bandbox against plenty of guys who can go yard.

 

This.

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Everyone thinks he will suck, which means he will probably do good.

 

From Rotoworld

 

The Marlins made the move in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Wednesday's starter Elih Villanueva. This is a rather significant decision, as it means that Johnson will not return until after the All-Star break

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Everyone thinks he will suck, which means he will probably do good.

 

From Rotoworld

 

The Marlins made the move in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Wednesday's starter Elih Villanueva. This is a rather significant decision, as it means that Johnson will not return until after the All-Star break

 

 

Doesnt quite work like that. Case in hand is Volstad and Vazquez - everyone always expects them to suck.

 

And they do.

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if we saw phy score 9 tonight i see them score more on wed in game 1 we could see alot long ball ((He’s also allowed 14 home runs)) that not good

 

The good news is they could run out all of their energy running the bases in the first game and be to tired to play the second game!

I wish Elih well, I really hope he's able to keep the Marlins in the game.

What I'm truly amazed at once again is the Marlins awesome medical staff, where they go from 2 weeks to 2 months on JJ. Seriously I'm getting tired of players having a "minor injury" and then losing them for most of the season, could they send him to Dr. Andrews already! :banghead

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Everyone thinks he will suck, which means he will probably do good.

 

From Rotoworld

 

The Marlins made the move in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Wednesday's starter Elih Villanueva. This is a rather significant decision, as it means that Johnson will not return until after the All-Star break

 

 

Doesnt quite work like that. Case in hand is Volstad and Vazquez - everyone always expects them to suck.

 

And they do.

 

LMFAO... Maybe I just didn't expect such a great joke first thing in the morning but this made me pretty much spit out my coffee... cause its so true. HHahaa

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