Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Anibal Sanchez Will Stick with Marlins for Now

Following an impressive outing at Yankee Stadium, 22-year-old Anibal Sanchez likely will stick with the Marlins for now, and may get another start as soon as Saturday. Sanchez, 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA, who scattered seven hits over 5.66 innings without surrendering a walk or a run against the Bombers, represents Florida's future while veteran Brian Mohler, 5-6 with a 6.43 ERA, the past. So look to see if Mohler is passed over this weekend while Sanchez wins a chance to pack some seats for a home game. The 6-foot, 180-pound Venezuelan, acquired from Boston in the Mike Lowell trade, brings a 95-mph fastball to bear followed by an extremely deceptive changeup, though he remains a somewhat still unpolished gemstone who needs more time to hone his game.