Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 6

Marc Serota

Jacob Turner pitched well enough to win, and he got plenty of run support, but the Marlins bullpen couldn't hold on to their lead in Miami's 5-6 loss to New York.

Jacob Turner, in just his 23rd career Major League start, pitched well enough to win. Even though he did allow three earned runs, Turner did go 6.1 innings and only allowed five hits. When Turner ran into trouble, it was usually because he'd momently lost his control and walked a batter or two. His only huge mistake came in the third inning, when with two outs, he left a 2-0 fastball up in the zone for David Wright. Overall, Turner needs to be more consistent to be the effective pitcher he has the potential to be in the future. However, Turner looks like he is really becoming comfortable with the idea that he is in the Majors to stay this time.

Marlins Bullpen blows two-run lead

With the Marlins up 5-3 heading into the seventh, thanks to a Jeff Mathis two-run double, Jacob Turner was sent back out to the mound. However, after he got Josh Satin to ground out, Turner got pulled in favor of Mike Dunn. Sure, Turner is young and he already had 94 pitches, but I would have liked to see him get a chance to finish out the seventh. Instead, Mike Dunn gave up a double to Eric Young, then a single to Daniel Murphy to bring the Mets within one. After Dunn was replaced by A.J. Ramos, Ramos gave up an RBI single to Marlon Byrd, then the go-ahead double to Ike Davis.

The Marlins will take on the Mets tomorrow at the same time, with Nate Eovaldi taking the mound against Zack Wheeler in a matchup of young flamethrowing right-handers.


Source: FanGraphs

Jacob Turner was solid

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