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Marlins hope for better pitching at Padres

Jul 7, 2008 - 1:18 PM Florida (45-43) at San Diego (35-54) 10:05 p.m. EDT

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- The Florida Marlins pitching staff had a tough time with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. A trip to Petco Park may be what they need to get back on track.

The Marlins continue their 11-game road trip when they open a three-game series at the San Diego Padres on Monday.

Florida pitching allowed 41 runs in its four-game series with Colorado, losing the first three games before salvaging the final contest, 10-5, on Sunday. The series included an 18-17 loss on Friday.

But San Diego's offense ranks second-to-last in runs scored in the majors and average just 3.7 per game. The Padres have scored 3.6 runs per contest at home.

Ricky Nolasco (9-4, 3.94 ERA) hopes to take advantage of the Padres' offensive woes when he takes the hill for the Marlins.

The righthander has won two straight starts - and four straight decisions - including Wednesday's 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. Nolasco allowed two runs and just three hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings.

The Padres will counter with Greg Maddux (3-6, 4.04), who is still searching for his first win since May 10 - a span of 10 starts. The veteran righthander gave up eight runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings at Colorado on June 30.








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    FLORIDA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: FLA - RICKY NOLASCO, KEVIN GREGG (9TH) AND MATT TREANOR, PAUL HOOVER
    (9TH)
    SDG - GREG MADDUX, BRYAN COREY (7TH), CLA MEREDITH
    (9TH) AND LUKE CARLIN, NICK HUNDLEY (

    Jul 8 12:33 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JOSH WILLINGHAM SCORED ROBERT ANDINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 3
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M JACOBS (.250, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Marlins 3, Padres 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 8 12:04 AM
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    Marlins 3, Padres 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 8 12:04 AM
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    Marlins 2, Padres 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 7 11:48 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE HEADLEY (5) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF RICKY NOLASCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2, SAN DIEGO 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: S HAIRSTON (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Marlins 2, Padres 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 7 11:07 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JORGE CANTU (16) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF GREG MADDUX SCORED LUIS GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2, SAN DIEGO 0
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.284, 0-FOR-1)

    Marlins 2, Padres 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 7 10:52 PM
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    Marlins 0, Padres 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 7 10:39 PM