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Miami Marlins morning news: Latos shelled by Mets

Matt Latos had an inning that will not go down in the Marlins record books yesterday. Plus links on the starting rotation, Christian Yelich, and a Marlins World Series prediction.

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Marlins News

Matt Latos had the polar opposite of a 1-2-3 second inning against the Mets yesterday.  In what ended up being a 36-pitch effort, Latos surrendered eight runs on seven hits and a walk.  Latos was able to make it out of the inning and pitched one more inning where he gave up another run.  Here is what he said about the second inning afterwards to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel:

"Mechanics off.  Struggling to find my balance, my release point.  Everything was terrible."

In lighter news, Michael Morse continued to stay hot at the plate yesterday with three hits in three appearances, including two home-runs to give him four this spring.

Even though ace Jose Fernandez will not be ready to start the season, the Marlins' rotation seems to be completely set.  Tom Koehler will be filling in for Jose in the rotation.

After signing a new seven-year deal, Christian Yelich was held out of the lineup on Monday with a blister on his right hand.  It was just a precautionary measure, as Yelich could be back today.

The Marlins have been getting a lot of love lately from national baseball media members.  First Buster Onley announced he was on the playoff bandwagon, then Jason Starks joined him.  Now Grantland's Michael Bauman is picking the Marlins to win the World Series.

Around the League

Jacoby Ellsbury is currently recovering from a sprained oblique, but he believes that he will be ready to go on Opening Day.

In what has the potential to be the most dominating starting rotation in the majors, the Nationals announced that Max Scherzer will take the mound on Opening Day.

Cubs's prospect Kris Bryant has headlined Spring Training with his dazzling eight home-runs, and now the Cubs are going to see if Bryant can play in the outfield.

The sporting goods brand of Wilson announced that it was coming together and purchasing Louisville Slugger for $70 million.

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