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Solid Starting Pitching:
20 innings pitched and 3 earned runs are great numbers for three starting pitchers to post during a series. Of course the highlight was Henderson Alvarez’s 90 pitch, 2-hit shutout on Saturday, but Nathan Eovaldi and Kevin Slowey weren’t too shabby either. Eovaldi scattered 7 hits in 6 innings and gave up one earned run and Slowey only allowed 3 hits during his 5 innings of work.
These numbers are stellar and speak to the Marlins strength which lies in their pitching staff. It hasn’t just been this series against the Mariners either. The Marlins starting pitching has been getting the job done throughout the early part of the season. Now if they could just get that bullpen on track.
If the starting pitching can continue to keep the Marlins in the game, the offense has shown that they have just enough fire power to get the job done.