Mat Latos was plagued by a hamstring injury, however he bounced back and pitched well against the Nationals. According to MLB.com's Ben Raby, Latos was comfortable and felt the best he has all year in Washington D.C.:
"That's probably the best that I've felt all year," said Latos, who broke a personal seven-game winless drought dating to last season. "The [velocity] on my fastball was a little higher than normal early in the game. I had good command of my curveball, better command of my slider and my changeup as well, so it was good to be able to mix them all together."
Tom Koehler does not want to deal with Bryce Harper anymore. Harper took him deep three times on Wednesday.
Steve Cishek worked out of a jam on Wedesday night and is not bothered by the fact he allowed a pair of runners to reach before ending the game.
Justin Bour adds power to the Marlins' lineup. But Michael Morse was in the lineup on Thursday and Bour may receive less playing time moving forward.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Michael Morse, and Mat Latos are all South Florida products. How have they fared early in 2015?
Adeiny Hechavarria is HOT and he is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Michael Morse just wants to win. Even if that means sitting out a few games.
Saltalamacchia was hoping to return to Boston after losing his starting job to J.T. Realmuto. But Arizona it is.
Around the League
Alex Rodriguez. 661 career home runs. Check.
Yasmani Grandal. Eight RBIs. A Dodgers victory.
Both the Mets and Astros won ten straight to this point in 2015.
Kelvin Herrera is only getting six games for his brawl involvement.
At Fish Stripes
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Fernandez threw 15 pitches in Jupiter on Thursday. Plus links on Ichiro Suzuki and Giancarlo Stanton.
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Barnes, 25, gave the Marlins infield depth.
-MiLB Scores: Memphis Red Birds top New Orleans Zephyrs 4-3 - Fish Stripes
The Zephyrs lose despite a season-leading nine strikeouts by starting pitcher Andre Rienzo.
-Jacksonville Suns bounce back in third week - Fish Stripes
Jacksonville Suns broadcaster Roger Hoover takes a look back at the past week for the Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns.
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