The Marlins starters have given up 10 home runs in the three games the team has played in July.
To a man, when asked about their pitching performance, they have said: I made some bad pitches. I was leaving the ball up.
Generally when pitchers leave the ball up in the zone they are getting tired. The young Marlins have thrown deep into games, logging a lot of innings and pitches.
If their arms are indeed getting tired it might be time to consider going to a six-man rotation when Moehler comes off the DL.
The downside to a six-man rotation is it eliminates starts for hot pitchers.
The upside is it will limit innings to all of the young starters. There is a negative correlation between innings pitched and future longevity early in a player's career. Hopefully the team is in it for long haul.
The All-Star break can't come soon enough.