Marlins lead the series 1-0
WP: Ricky Nolasco (10 - 12)
LP: Stephen Strasburg (15 - 6)
|9 - 0 win|
Get out the tiny brooms, because the Miami Marlins are going for a mini-sweep!
Truthfully, the Fish are happy to even get a game out of this short two-game series versus the Washington Nationals. The surprising thing was that the game came last night, in a matchup betwen Ricky Nolasco and Stephen Strasburg. The Marlins inexplicably won 9-0 in one of the team's most complete performances, and they did so against one the league's elite pitchers.
If we were going to salvage a game, you thought that it would come tonight, with the Nats sending out Ross Detwiler versus the rookie Jacob Turner. Turner impressed in his last start and he looks to continue the good luck tonight.Pitching Matchup
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Jacob Turner had as good a debut numbers-wise as Marlins fans could have expected after his mostly mediocre 2012 year in Triple-A. While his ERA remained flashy in the minors, his peripherals were pedestrian at best, and the Fish had to be happy with the first major league results of his Marlins career. He posted six innings with only three runs allowed, striking out five batters while giving a lone home run that proved to be his undoing. Still, the signs were so encouraging that the Fish decided to keep him in the rotation for another start before he would have undoubtedly been promoted, so the team must like what they see. Hopefully he can deliver again tonight.
Detwiler figures to play a more prominent role when the Nationals finally shut down Stephen Strasburg, as he may even get a start or two in playoffs. He has also really performed well this season, finally living up to his draft status. He's done his work by avoiding homers and getting more ground balls, which is always a good thing from someone who lacks elite strikeout stuff.
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Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 5-3