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Marlins Way: Miami Switches to 4-Man Pitching Rotation

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Marlins are going to move to a 4-man pitching rotation after this weekend. That means the Marlins will role with a rotation that consists of Jose Fernandez, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, and Jacob Turner, if healthy, or Tom Koehler. This will likely carry to the beginning of May when the schedule dictates. As it stands, the Marlins currently have some favorable off-days that they can take advantage of which will ensure that their pitchers are getting enough rest.

I like this move for a couple of reasons. The first is it keeps our best pitchers on a regular rotation, pitching every fifth day rather than 5 to 6 days depending on the week. The second reason is it gives our best pitchers more chances to pitch. If we are going to be competitive in the N.L. East, and we have shown that is a possibility, then we need the best players on the mound each night. This will likely give us our best opportunity.

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If Jacob Turner remains out for an extended period of time, do you think Andrew Heaney will get a chance soon? So far, in a small sample size, he has looked pretty good.

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Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond believes that the Marlins’ recent bullpen problems late in games was in part due to problems caused by early starter exits. But it’s been shown that relievers could stand to work more in baseball games.

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The Miami Marlins host the Seattle Mariners in their first interleague series of 2014.

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Nationals Defeat Jose Fernandez, Marlins (Grades) | Ehsan Kassim

The old saying goes, “when you play with fire, you get burnt.” That’s what happened to Fernandez on Wednesday, as he was far too dependent on flyball outs to get through the start. The 10 strikeouts made up for a lot of those, but Fernandez could not keep Jayson Werth in the park.

Jose Fernandez Makes One Mistake, Miami Marlins Lose 6-3 | Placido Estevez

Jose Fernandez pitched well enough to win on Wednesday night, but sometimes baseball  games come down to a mistake on a single pitch at the wrong time.  Consider that Fernandez threw 7 innings, striking out 10, allowing just 4 hits, no bases on balls and 0 earned runs, but left one fastball over the middle of the plate and likely cost himself a win.

3 Reasons the Marlins Lost the Series to the Nats | Chris Logel

On Wednesday night, the Marlins lost to the Washington Nationals by a score of 6-3. This resulted in their first home series loss on the year. The first two games were blow-outs in which the Nats defeated the Marlins 9-2 and the Marlins rocked Washington by a score of 11-2. These are the three main reasons that the Marlins lost the series.

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