Miami Marlins starter Kevin Slowey has pitched very well this season, even if his record does not show it. Slowey is hoping for some run support from his teammates, while the Marlins are hoping the right-hander can help the team bust out of a five-game losing streak.
The wheels came off for Slowey in his last start in which he surrendered five earned runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, before that outing he had not allowed more than three earned runs in seven starts. In fact, the three runs only occurred once in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs on April 25.
The fact is Slowey has lost three decisions, two of which he tossed brilliant games. He has also taken no-decisions in three starts in which he allowed just one earned run. It is no secret the Marlins have zero offense this season, but the players must feel some sort of need to step up their game when the 29-year-old is on the mound.
“Slowey has been great,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said, according to Marlins.com. “[On May 11], you could tell he was battling from the start. But he went out there and continued to compete and tried to keep us in the game. That’s what he’s done. He’s done a great job for us. Today was a little bump in the road. Offensively, we didn’t really get anything going either.”
Hopefully, Miami will bust out the bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night to give Slowey the support he deserves.
The five-year player is 1-3 with a 2.55 earned run average and 36 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings this season.