Miami Marlins pitcher is trying to find solutions

Braxton Garrett has been really bad this season
Braxton Garrett
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Braxton Garrett was supposed to be a key part of the Miami Marlins rotation. Luckily, there's been some optimism with the depth options, in case what ended up happening with Garrett would've happened. As we have to deal with insulting polls about The Fish's players, let's take a look at what's wrong with who was supposed to be a key starting pitcher for the team.

Braxton Garrett has been a disappointment for the Miami Marlins this season.

Wednesday saw The Fish fall 10-4 to the New York Mets, with the culprit being Braxton's poor start. The starting pitcher gave up 4 runs on 7 hits in 4.2 innings pitched. He gave up 2 home runs, but did have 4 strikeouts. At this point his season ERA is at 6.10, while his FIP is at a much better 3.89. His 8.1 K/9 and 1.2 BB/9 are very good marks.

Still, the ERA is terrible, so what's been happening that's leading to such bad results? Braxton Garrett says that he doesn't even know his stats, he's been so miserable with his results, that he hasn't even been looking at his bottom line stats. He feels that he let the team down and just wants to improve.

New York Mets CF Harrison Bader praised Garrett's stuff, but pointed out that despite that working great for him before, it didn't as well in that game. Bader said that Garrett let some pitches get away from him and get too inside. Bader was waiting for pitches just like that and once he saw them, he made sure to swing for the fences.

Looking deeper into how Braxton Garrett has been pitching this season, he has allowed a 92.9 Exit Velocity this season. That happens to be the second worst mark in the entire Major Leagues. Manager Skip Schumaker blamed the defense:

“We didn't play clean defense behind Braxton, who pitches to contact. He was on the ground. He pitched better than I think his line probably shows. A couple potential double-play balls to get out of that big inning. Ran the pitch count up because of it." Braxton himself had this to say:

“To me it feels like I haven't got in enough on righties and I haven't thrown enough four-seams. Because my sinker has been so good my whole career, sometimes I fall in love with it when my four-seam is actually pretty good, too. So that's kind of the adjustment we made today after it kind of got going a little bit better."

Let's hope that some solution will be found for Braxton Garrett to get back to his form from last season. Last season he had a 3.66 ERA/3.68 FIP, with 8.8 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 31 games and 159.2 innings pitched.

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