Marlins Add Odrisamer Despaigne: Three Reasons Why
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Reason # 1: Backing Up Esch
Until Wei-Yin Chen returns, the Marlins have been making due with Jake Esch every fifth day out their on the mound. And considering how close to the bottom of Miami’s barrel of pitching options Esch is, he’s been relatively competent, and hasn’t surrendered more than 3 ER in any of his three starts. However, he’s also never made it past the fifth inning.
Despaigne could be here to serve as the long man to follow Esch, in the hopes of squeezing six to seven innings out of the duo. This would turn a night that’s been a guaranteed drain on an already overtaxed bullpen into a much more manageable affair.
Look for this to be the plan as long as the Marlins remain in the race.
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