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Marlins Morning News: Bats quiet against Rays

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One day after torching the Pirates, Miami could only collect four hits in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay. Plus links on the bullpen and Edinson Vólquez.

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Marlins News

Wei-Yin Chen was fairly strong last night, striking out seven over six innings, but a lackluster bullpen and a struggling offense spelled doom for Miami in game one against the Rays.

Edinson Volquez, Miami’s big free agent acquisition, is still searching for his first win as a Marlin, and he will toe the rubber tonight in the second of four-straight games against Tampa Bay.

Giancarlo Stanton may be the $325 million man, but the Marlins have amassed a very talented lineup, and they have the luxury of being able to call on multiple players to succeed in key at bats.

The Citrus Series between the Marlins and Rays for state bragging-rights is always fun, and here are three storylines to watch out for over the next three games.

The Marlins bullpen, for the most part, has taken what the rotation has thrown at them so far this season (which has been a lot), especially when it has come to eating innings.

Around the League

After taking out Dustin Pedroia with a hard slide two weeks ago, Manny Machado took center stage at Fenway Park last night by hitting a towering homer and making a few spectacular defensive plays as the Orioles topped the Red Sox.

Despite a great effort, Jacoby Ellsbury was unable to prevent one of baseball’s rarest plays in New York’s loss to Toronto.

Noah Syndergaard has a partially torn lat muscle and will miss an extended period of time as things continue to get worse for the Mets.

Jeter 2.0? That is how highly manager Joe Giradi thinks of rookie outfielder Aaron Judge.

While they had little trouble winning their recent series against Miami, the Mariners have started slowly, but GM Jerry Dipoto insists that there is nothing to be concerned about right now.

Tim Tebow is settling-in to Minor League life, and he is starting to hit like these 12 current Major Leaguers when they were at the same level.