MLB

more stats

National League Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, June 17 (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (29-39) at Miami Marlins (35-34), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) Miami - Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 5.56)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Anthony DeSclafani takes the mound opposite veteran Jeff Samardzija on Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins continue their three-game set at Marlins Park.

Samardzija was tagged for a season-high nine hits against Pittsburgh on Thursday, as he yielded four earned runs over six innings to go along with seven strikeouts and two walks.

The right-hander ranks among the National League leaders with a 2.77 ERA on the season but with only a 2-6 record to show for it. In his last outing, the offense was shut out for the fifth time among Samardzija's 14 starts. The Cubs were hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position in that 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh.

"That's obviously not what you want to happen," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of the run production. "It's kind of a coincidence when Jeff's throwing."

Meanwhile, Miami made a couple of moves to shake up its pitching rotation with the team just a game off the pace in the wide-open NL East. DeSclafani was called up from Triple-A New Orleans to replace Jacob Turner, who was sent to the bullpen. It is the second big league stint for DeSclafani, who was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville back in May and made two starts in place of injured 2013 NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez before getting sent back down.

With Miami's rotation sporting a 6.55 ERA since June 5, the organization decided it was time to bring DeSclafani back up to the big team. The Marlins also called up top prospect Andrew Heaney to take the rotation spot of Randy Wolf, who was designated for assignment on Monday.

"We're trying to win," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "(DeSclafani and Heaney) are a part of what we're trying to do here. We felt like bringing the young pitchers in ... this was the time. Hopefully, they will help us win games."

Chicago claimed a 5-4 extra-innings victory in Monday's series opener. Playing the unlikely role of hero with a two-out RBI single in the 13th was Travis Wood, who threw eight shutout innings the previous day.

"Any time you're grinding it out and everybody's running out of pitchers and everybody is running out of players, to pull it out is outstanding," Wood said.

Starlin Castro notched his 10th homer of the season for Chicago. Castro boasts a 1.192 OPS over his last 10 games.

For Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit home run No. 19 and Casey McGehee continued his hot streak with two singles and three walks. McGehee is batting .452 in his last 10 games and has hit safely in 11 straight.

Chicago won two of three against the Marlins at Wrigley Field earlier this month. Samardzija earned one of those victories on June 7, when he allowed two runs over seven innings.

06/17 10:44:46 ET

  • NASCAR: Folds of Honor 500 in Atlanta

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NHL: Hurricanes at NY Islanders

    Tonight at 5:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Boston College

    Tonight at 6:00 on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Syracuse at Duke

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UCF 66
ECU 71
Final
BC 79
NCSU 63
Final
MIAMI 64
UNC 73
 
4:00pm Today
NCCU
COOK
 
5:00pm Tonight
NYI
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
DUKE
SYR
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
DET
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
ATL
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
MEM
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
BRK
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
MIL
9:00pm Tonight
PHO
SAN
Final
LIP 94
KNST 75
 
Final
GHND 47
NAVY 57
 
Final
LAF 74
ARMY 64
 
Final
AMER 69
BUCK 71
 
Final
UCF 66
ECU 71
Final
STJ 81
GEOR 70
Final
CLEM 70
GT 63
Final
COL 61
LEH 55
 
Final
FSU 59
LOU 81
Final
MD 66
MICH 56
Final
UGA 68
MIZZ 44
Final
BC 79
NCSU 63
Final
LAS 56
RIU 59
Final
UNH 65
MAINE 56
 
Final
IUPUI 80
NEOM 87
 
Final
WINT 80
PBY 53
 
Final
VMI 69
SAMF 80
 
Final
CITA 54
WCU 67
 
Final
DEP 53
BUT 67
 
Final
LONG 70
CAMP 65
 
Final
TULA 47
CIN 63
 
Final
VCU 55
DAY 59
 
Final
TOWS 60
DEL 65
 
Final
WMARY 66
DREX 80
 
Final
JVU 75
FLGC 67
 
1st OT
EVAN 61
ILLST 63
 
Final
BRAD 52
INDST 60
 
Final
MIAMI 64
UNC 73
 
Final
WICHS 74
NIOWA 60
 
Final
UWGB 83
OU 63
 
Final
LSU 73
MISS 63
 
Final
OKLA 67
TCU 60
 
Final
BING 76
UMBC 69
 
Final
AFA 60
UTST 74
 
Final
GTDNS 79
VERM 73
 
Final
XAV 66
VILL 78
 
Final
MNTER 74
WAGN 64
 
Final
ILLCH 61
WRST 46
 
Final
YALE 90
SARAHLAW 55
 
2nd
UAB 45
MTST 32
 
2nd
NDAK 32
SUTAH 47
 
2nd
LIB 34
UNCA 52
 
Half
CHIST 30
WLVRN 14
 
1st
UMO 25
BGU 27
 
1st
SHU 22
LIU 26
 
1st
APP 31
LAMON 19
 
1st
VANDY 9
ALA 14
 
1st
KENT 14
ARK 6
 
4:00pm Today
NCCU
COOK
 
4:00pm Today
MRGST
COPST
 
1st
SHU 8
CREI 16
 
1st
BONA 18
DUQ 11
 
1st
MERC 8
ETST 15
 
1st
UMASS 14
FORD 11
 
1st
RAD 10
GWEBB 8
 
1st
JMU 15
HOF 11
 
1st
BU 12
HC 13
 
1st
KYST 11
ISU 10
 
4:00pm Today
DELST
MDES
 
1st
LOYC 11
MIZST 2
 
1st
IDAHO 7
MNTST 3
 
1st
MCNST 16
NICST 17
 
1st
TTU 7
OKST 8
 
1st
PORT 13
SDU 13
 
1st
BRY 11
Terriers 4
 
1st
RMU 7
RFLSH 13
 
1st
UVA 8
VT 11
 
1st
BAY 13
WVU 7
 
1st
FUR 4
WOFF 4
 
1st
SILL 20
DRAK 11
 
4:30pm Today
FD
CCST
 
4:30pm Today
WMICH
EMICH
 
4:30pm Today
CSOU
HIGH
 
5:00pm Tonight
UNCG
CHAT
 
5:00pm Tonight
SD
SDKST
 
5:00pm Tonight
CARK
SELA
 
5:00pm Tonight
KU
TEX
5:05pm Tonight
EWASH
MONT
 
5:15pm Tonight
TROY
UGST
 
5:30pm Tonight
TXST
ARKST
 
5:30pm Tonight
UNT
ODU
6:00pm Tonight
CORN
DART
 
6:00pm Tonight
NCAT
FAM
 
6:00pm Tonight
PSU
IOWA
6:00pm Tonight
MORE
JVST
 
6:00pm Tonight
PEPP
LMU
 
6:00pm Tonight
SCAR
MSST
6:00pm Tonight
BRO
PRIN
 
6:00pm Tonight
NEV
SJST
6:00pm Tonight
SCST
SAV
 
6:00pm Tonight
BEL
TENST
 
6:00pm Tonight
UF
TENN
6:00pm Tonight
ALAST
TXSOU
 
6:30pm Tonight
SOUTH
ALCOR
 
6:30pm Tonight
JST
MVSU
 
7:00pm Tonight
SEMIZ
PEAY
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BST
 
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
BUF
 
7:00pm Tonight
LBSU
CSFU
 
7:00pm Tonight
MARS
FATL
7:00pm Tonight
STLU
GMAS
7:00pm Tonight
DAVID
GWU
7:00pm Tonight
HOW
HAMP
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLMB
HARV
 
7:00pm Tonight
LAM
INCWORD
 
7:00pm Tonight
YOUNG
UWMIL
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENNM
MURST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ELON
UNCW
 
7:00pm Tonight
ILL
NW
7:00pm Tonight
YALE
PENN
 
7:00pm Tonight
ALAAM
PVU
 
7:00pm Tonight
STJOE
RICH
7:00pm Tonight
UNF
STET
 
7:00pm Tonight
HART
USB
 
7:00pm Tonight
DUKE
SYR
7:00pm Tonight
EKENT
TENT
 
7:00pm Tonight
LATU
TXSA
7:00pm Tonight
NKENTUCKY
USCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAST
WILL
 
7:05pm Tonight
UMKC
GRCN
 
7:15pm Tonight
NO
ABCHRIST
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDST
BSU
8:00pm Tonight
NILL
CMICH
 
8:00pm Tonight
RICE
CHAR
8:00pm Tonight
ORU
DEN
 
8:00pm Tonight
WKENT
FIU
8:00pm Tonight
TXPA
NMST
 
8:00pm Tonight
COC
NE
 
8:00pm Tonight
TAMCC
SHSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SCU
GAELS
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOUB
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMISS
UTEP
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
TULSA
8:00pm Tonight
UNLV
WYO
8:15pm Tonight
TXARL
ARKLR
 
8:15pm Tonight
LALAF
GSOUT
 
8:30pm Tonight
TEXAM
AUB
8:30pm Tonight
ARKPB
GRAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTAH
ARZ
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
NARZ
 
10:00pm Tonight
GONZ
BYU
10:00pm Tonight
WEBER
IDST
 
10:00pm Tonight
FRES
NMU
10:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
 
10:00pm Tonight
CPSL 0
UCD 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
SACST
 
10:30pm Tonight
SEAT
CALST
 
10:30pm Tonight
CSNO
UCR
 
10:30pm Tonight
USC
WASH
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
UCI
 
2nd
FLA 0
BUF 2
 
2nd
NAS 2
DET 2
 
5:00pm Tonight
NYI
CAR
5:00pm Tonight
CLB
NJD
5:30pm Tonight
BOS
ARI
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
PHI
NYR
10:00pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
OTT
10:00pm Tonight
EDM
STL