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Marlins Morning News: bullpen shaky to open 2017

After Edinson Volquez threw five scoreless innings, David Phelps allowed two home runs as the Marlins lost 4-2. Plus links on Dee Gordon and Tyler Moore.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Marlins News

It was all going to plan yesterday afternoon in Washington; the Marlins got five solid innings from Edinson Volquez, and then turned the game over to the bullpen with the lead. However, David Phelps had an off-day by allowing three runs in two innings as the Nationals stormed back to deny Miami an Opening Day win.

Dee Gordon, the player who most publicly grieved for the late José Fernández last September, wore a very special pair of tribute cleats to open the new season yesterday.

The series in DC continues tomorrow as Dan Straily will make his Marlins debut against Tanner Roark at 7:05pm ET.

Tyler Moore will have certainly had a familiar feeling walking into Nationals Park yesterday after calling the field his home between 2012 and 2015.

Around the League

A six-run inning and a lights-out performance by Noah Syndergaard was enough for the Mets to top the Braves.

The Dodgers beat the Padres 14-3 yesterday afternoon, powered by Joc Pederson’s grand slam in the third.

Number one prospect Andrew Benintendi hit a three-run home run to key Boston’s comeback against the Pirates after a strong start from Rick Porcello.

Mark Trumbo hit a walk-off homer in the first extra innings game of the season in Baltimore, breaking a 2-2 tie that had stood since the top of the sixth.

It’s fair to say that some players were pretty excited for the start of the new season.

It’s also fair to say that one Brewers pitcher was not happy that he didn’t make the team’s Opening Day roster.