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August 14, 2009 12:49 AM

Game #114: Marlins vs Astros

Land Shark Stadium - 7:10 PM - Ricky Nolasco vs Bud Norris


The umpiring was a lot better on Wednesday night but unfortunately, the starting pitching wasn't. Ricky Nolasco struggled through his shortest outing of the year, lasting just 3.1 innings and giving up a career high 10 earned runs as the Marlins got buried by the Astros, 14-6, evening this four game series at two games apiece.

Ricky Nolasco: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 10 ER, 2 BB, K - Coming in, he had a 1.66 era in his last four starts so he was due for a bad outing. However, he couldn't have picked a worse time to have said outing, not even 24 hours after 3/4 of the Marlins' pen was used, running it's three game innings total up to 16. It was an adventure from the start for Nolasco as he had to throw 32 pitches to get the first three outs, assuring the pen they were in for another long night and sent them in search for Red Bulls. Nolasco walked two and only struck out one, marking the first time since June 5 of last year that he walked more than he Ked but like i said, this is easy to put into perspective. Going three and four good starts before having a bad one has been the theme for Nolasco lately. before the aforementioned quad of good starts, he gave up 7 runs after five quality outings.

Chris Coghlan: 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K - RBI single in the 8th, extending his hit streak to 11 games. In the last five of those, he has a .593 OBP.

Tim Wood: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, K - Sent down after the game. No one has been called up to fill his spot on the roster just yet but all signs point to veteran Cla Hensley, a long reliever/spot starter which the Marlins don't really have right now and could really use with starts by skidding starters Sean West and Chris Volstad coming up.

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