The Miami Marlins were edged out in the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday 3-2. However, the loss did come with some hope for the future of the team’s rotation as Jacob Turner pitched well in the defeat.
In the loss, Turner pitched six innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He allowed an Aaron Hill home run in the first inning but he did also strike out five batters. Turner did not issue a walk in the game either. With his performance in the game, the Marlins are planning on keeping Turner in the rotation.
It is starting to seem like the trade for Turner in July is becoming a win-win for the Miami Marlins and the Detroit Tigers. Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante were acquired by the Tigers. Sanchez’s downside is that his ERA is at a 6.33 but he has managed to record two wins in five stars.
Infante is the starting second baseman for the Tigers. In 104 plate appearances, he is batting .289/.304/.485 with 14 RBI and four triples. If Turner progresses, like he is destined to, the trade could be one of the best the Marlins have made in awhile.
The Marlins are set to begin a weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is a very important series for the Dodgers as the Marlins are looking to be the road block.
Turner’s next start will not come for the next few days but it is sure to be a very anticipated start for those who are still behind the Marlins this season.
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