MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 29: Pitcher Jacob Turner #33 of the Miami Marlins chats with Catcher John Buck #14 against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on August 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Player of the Game: Jose Reyes (.280 WPA)
Goat of the Game: Jacob Turner (-.260 WPA)
Jacob Turner Impressive in rough outing
Despite allowing five earned runs in just five innings, Marlins fans had to come out of Jacob Turner's second start encouraged about the young right-hander's future. Yes, Turner allowed two home runs to 19-year old Bryce Harper, but outside of the fourth inning, where Turner allowed four hits out of the six hits he allowed all game, Turner was pretty impressive. That is, outside of another Harper home run in the fifth inning.
Turner struck out four of the first five hitters he faced and struck out six hitters for the game, while walking no one. Michael Jong did a great job of going over the success and short comings for Turner last night, earlier this morning, for more in-depth analysis on the good and the bad on Turner's second start read the article.
Solano Continues Hitting Streak
Donovan Solano got another three hits on Wednesday afternoon to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The three hit performance was the fifth multi-hit game of the hitting streak, as well as the second three hit game. With roster spots up for grab for the 2012 season, Solano is making a strong case to make the roster, as a utility player next season.