Nicolino came on in relief during Monday's 11-2 loss to the Nationals, tossing 2.1 innings and giving up three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one batter.
The Marlins haven't officially named their starters for all seven of their games this week, but the fact that Nicolino was used out of the bullpen Monday suggests he won't be in line to make what would have been his next turn in the rotation Thursday against the Phillies. Entering play Monday, Nicolino had carried a middling 5.45 ERA and 5.2 K/9 rate over 33 innings on the season, and he did little in long relief in the series opener with Washington to justify another look in a starting role later in the week. Instead, it appears that Odrisamer Despagine, who tossed six innings of one-run ball when a spot starter was needed last Saturday against the Padres, is now the leading candidate to fill the opening in the rotation for Thursday. Aug 29 12:45 pm (EST)
- Nicolino (2-2) lasted only 2.1 innings in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to the Phillies, giving up six runs on eight hits and a pair of walks.
- Nicolino (2-1) struck out one and allowed one run on six hits over five innings to pick up the win in a 3-1 victory over the Mets on Friday.
- Nicolino (1-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out two over 5.1 innings to earn the victory Saturday against the Rockies. All Justin Nicolino (L) News
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|Aug 18||W 3 - 1||@ NYM||1||0||0||5||6||0||1||0||1|
|Aug 12||W 4 - 3||COL||1||0||0||5||6||0||1||3||2|
|Jun 24||L 5 - 3||CHI||0||0||0||4||7||0||2||0||4|
|Jun 19||W 8 - 7||WSH||0||0||0||3||7||2||3||0||1|
|May 30||W 7 - 2||PHI||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||1|
|May 19||L 7 - 2||@ LA||0||1||0||4||7||2||5||2||3|
|May 14||W 3 - 1||ATL||0||0||0||6||6||0||1||3||5|
|Aug 28||L 3 - 1||SD||0||1||0||6||8||0||3||0||0|
|Jul 06||L 4 - 2||@ NYM||0||1||0||4||4||2||4||1||2|
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