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The Marlins are Ready to Sweep the Cubs
- Updated: April 19, 2012
Get the Brooms Ready! The Marlins look to win their 4th consecutive win and also look to get their first ever sweep at Marlins Park when they play the Chicago Cubs for the 3rd time this series.
First pitch is set at 12:40 pm. Ricky Nolasco will be the starting pitcher for Miami. Nolasco’s last outing was a no-decision against the Houston Astros which he pitched 3 strike outs, 3 walks, 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work. Jeff Samardzija will get the ball for the Chicago Cubs. He has pitch well in his last 2 starts by striking out 8 and winning both games.
In the last 5 years against the Chicago Cubs, Ricky Nolasco has won 1 and lost 2 with 28 strikeouts and an ERA 3.00.
As for Jeff Samardzija, he has pitched very good against the Marlins by wining 2 and losing 0 with 15 strike outs and with an ERA of 3.78.
1. Reyes SS 1. DeJesus RF
2. Bonifacio CF 2. Barney 2B
3. Ramirez 3B 3. Castro SS
4. Morrison LF 4. Soriano LF
5. Stanton RF 5. Stewart 3B
6. Dobbs 1B 6. LaHair 1B
7. Murphy 2B 7. Soto C
8. Hayes C 8. Byrd CF
9. Nolasco P 9. Samardzija P
Note: Omar Infante will miss another game with a strained left groin but he’s available to pinch hit. As for John Buck and Gaby Sanchez, there getting the day off.
Where to Watch: The game will be on Fox Sports Florida and on the MLB Network, but if you can’t watch it on TV, listen it on the radio. WAXY 790 and WAQI 710 (Spanish) are the radio stations where you can listen live.