3 Key players for the Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays Series

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Bryan Hoeing, Miami Marlins
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Bryan Hoeing, Miami Marlins, SP

Bryan Hoeing gets the nod in game one versus the Blue Jays at home, as Edward Cabrera is on the IL and the Marlins rotation is thin. Hoeing started two games at the beginning of the season and had mixed results. The Braves took him to task on April 25th scoring four runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. Hoeing bounced back the next game on April 30th against the Cubs at home, going five innings and giving up five hits and two runs.

Hoeing's start tonight can either continue the momentum from last week or put a pause to it. The rest of the season he has been on top of things coming out of the pen. In May Hoeing had a 1.64 ERA through 11 innings pitched and in June has has pitched 6.1 innings and has a 1.42 ERA. If Hoeing has a good showing the bullpen can be fresh for the rest of the series, and not overstretched if he can only go three innings or less.