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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Thursday, June 19 (All times Eastern)

New York Mets (32-40) at Miami Marlins (36-35), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Zack Wheeler (2-7, 4.38) Miami - Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Marlins envision a future rotation anchored by Jose Fernandez and Andrew Heaney, the former a quickly-blossoming ace and the other currently considered one of the top prospects in the game.

The Marlins are next ready to debut Heaney, who takes the mound on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series with the New York Mets.

Heaney is regarded as the Marlins' top arm in their system and one of the best left-handed prospects in baseball. He comes to the majors having posted a career 2.31 earned run average in the minors over 38 games, going 7-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 appearances this year across both Double and Triple-A.

Miami is going with some young arms in its rotation despite the fact it is right in the hunt for first place in the NL East. Anthony DeSclafani got a start earlier this week and now Heaney will be used to help fill a rotation that is without Fernandez for the rest of the season because of Tommy John surgery.

"Jose Fernandez is Jose Fernandez, and Andrew Heaney is Andrew Heaney," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Miami's website. "We love them both and we're glad that we have them both. We're going to allow Andrew to grow and hopefully have a lot of success at the major league level."

New York will counter Heaney, who turned 23 on June 5, with another former top prospect in Zack Wheeler.

Wheeler, though, is just 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA on the year and has struggled in back-to-back losses. He followed up 6 2/3 scoreless innings of work versus the Chicago Cubs with a 6-4 loss to San Francisco on June 8, touched for four runs over 3 2/3 frames.

The right-hander then lasted only five innings on Saturday against San Diego, charged again with four runs on six hits and three walks in a 5-0 defeat.

The 24-year-old Wheeler has been excellent in two outings against the Marlins this season despite not getting a decision. In 12 innings, he has yielded just one run and struck out 17.

The young Wheeler gets the start after 41-year-old Bartolo Colon helped the Mets avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

Colon worked eight innings, scattering a run and four hits while also smacking a double for his first hit since 2005.

"Bartolo is a workhorse," remarked Eric Young about the Mets' hurler. "It's a testament to him, still able to do it at his age."

The Marlins, meanwhile, dropped a 6-1 decision to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for their fifth loss in seven games.

Of more concern was the exit of slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who homered in the setback before later suffering a bruised left wrist. He is day-to-day, but it is possible he is in the lineup for this game.

"We need this guy for the long haul," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He wanted to stay in, but I'm thinking about tomorrow and the next day."

Miami also is set to have catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the lineup. He landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on June 1 before getting transferred to the 15-day DL.

The Marlins have won five in a row and eight of their last 10 at home versus the Mets, including a three-game sweep this season from May 5-7.

06/19 10:43:49 ET

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CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
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NCSU 68
SFLA 65
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MIA 94
CHA 93
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MIA 94
CHA 93
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MEM 107
LAC 91
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BOS 88
POR 94
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OKC 86
GSW 91
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LAL 27
DEN 21
 
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GMAS 60
COC 61
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FSU 69
UMASS 75
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SHSU 53
WOFF 64
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UNCG 67
YOUNG 76
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CMICH 75
ARKPB 43
 
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ILLCH 60
SILL 67
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MORE 46
AMER 51
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CORN 59
DREX 61
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CCST 60
COOK 65
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ARKLR 94
CSNO 88
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LEH 44
CLMB 54
 
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USB 89
MERMAR 54
 
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NMU 51
TEXAM 64
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STLU 56
TAMCC 62
 
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FAIR 80
SD 72
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EMICH 79
LONG 48
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ND 74
PROV 75
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RAD 88
CATAWBA 52
 
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DEN 80
COPST 54
 
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UAB 58
JST 50
 
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WICHS 105
NWM 57
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OKLA 90
NWST 68
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KSU 59
YALE 66
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CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
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NCSU 68
SFLA 65
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UCR 102
STKAT 49
 
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PSU 63
USC 61
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HC 101
NICHOLSCOL 70
 
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BC 53
DAY 65
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MON 75
TOWS 79
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HOF 93
WAGN 71
 
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CIN 54
EILL 49
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UGA 74
FATL 61
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BRAD 58
NCAT 50
 
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LATU 76
PBY 48
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RUTG 76
Terriers 73
 
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SAMF 64
UMKC 55
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NAVY 70
BING 68
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SHU 85
GWEBB 67
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UNT 58
IONA 78
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KENT 86
MNTST 28
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FORD 57
MLOWELL 64
 
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UCF 76
USCU 69
 
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SCAR 63
AKR 68
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WVU 78
UCONN 68
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CALST 70
DEL 52
 
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HOW 78
HOOD 51
 
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OSU 106
SHU 48
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VANDY 78
TENST 46
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NE 65
MAN 51
 
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COLST 75
MERC 62
 
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MISS 80
NARZ 74
 
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WASH 76
PAC 69
 
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LMU 82
SDCHR 60
 
2nd
CHAR 36
MIAMI 43
 
2nd
GAELS 44
UCI 43
 
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ILLST 33
ODU 24
 
1st
UCLA 13
LBSU 11
 
10:30pm Tonight
SEAT
MONT
 
Final
WIN 2
STL 4
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NYR 5
MON 0
3rd
ANA 2
ARI 1
 
1st Intermission
VAN 1
CHI 0
 
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HOU 13
CIN 22
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ATL 24
CLE 26
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NEP 34
DET 9
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MIN 21
GBP 24
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IND 23
JAC 3
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CHI 21
TAM 13
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PHI 43
TEN 24
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SEA 19
ARI 3
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SDC 27
STL 24
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DEN 39
MIA 36
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SFX 17
WAS 13
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NYG 21
DAL 10