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Marlins' pitching woes continue
By Nick Piecoro / MLB.com


PHOENIX -- Their ace is done for the year, their most effective pitcher of 2003 may be out until June with a broken hand and Wednesday night's starter allowed five earned runs in three innings, forcing the man who's scheduled to start Saturday's game to throw an inning of relief.
So is the state of the Marlins starting rotation.

Carl Pavano went three innings Wednesday night in the Marlins' 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, adding another item of intrigue to what hasn't been a very good week to be a South Florida starting pitcher.

Pavano's abbreviated outing came only a day after the Marlins learned ace A.J. Burnett is done for the year after Tommy John surgery. And it came as Mark Redman, who has been the team's most effective starter, found out his hand was broken and he will miss two to four weeks.

Pavano's troubles forced Michael Tejera into action; the left-hander was slated to fill Burnett's spot in the rotation Saturday.

Pavano allowed six hits and three walks as the Marlins dropped back below the .500 mark.

The Diamondbacks, who won for the fourth time in five games, were led by Rod Barajas' second career four-hit game and two doubles from Luis Gonzalez.

Pavano (2-4) was erratic from the start. He walked leadoff man Craig Counsell on five pitches, then followed with a walk of Junior Spivey.

The next batter, Gonzalez, reached across the plate for a two-strike fastball and dropped it into left field for a bloop, two-run double. David Dellucci singled, Lyle Overbay walked and Barajas singled home another run to make it 3-0.

Pavano extricated himself from the inning with a double play, but after breezing through the second, encountered more trouble in the third.

Gonzalez led off the inning with an eight-pitch at-bat in which he pulled a Pavano slider into right field for another double. Three batters later, Steve Finley and Barajas had consecutive doubles and, just like that, it was 5-0.

That was all Miguel Batista needed. The Diamondbacks right-hander scattered six hits through seven innings, allowing a solo home run to Mike Lowell in the fifth.

Tejera worked only one inning and it's likely he'll still be able to make his scheduled start Saturday. Rookie Tommy Phelps, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, worked two scoreless innings.

The Marlins' Luis Castillo extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-strike single with two out in the ninth.
 

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damn it! WTF is going on?!?! Seems like were the "Bad News" Fish :unsure :
 

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Geee... the Marlins seem to be having the starting pitching problems that the Cards suffered last year. Some of us over at the Cards forum have been discussing a possible trade with the Marlins... I'm curious what you guys think about it. It appears that the Cards MAY be close to signing Chuck Finley. If that happens... a spot would be needed in the rotation, and cash would need to be made available. One possibility is trading Garrett Stephenson for a reliever. Garrett only makes around $900,000, but he is a good pitcher. Do you think the Marlins would be interested, and for what reliever?
 

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Man we have gone from an outstanding pitching staff the past couple of weeks to disaster. A few weeks ago, AJ was the only one we were waiting on to come around, the rest of the staff was throwing terrific.

Suddenly we've lost AJ, Redman's out for a month, Pavano has to pitch relief, then gets shelled in his next start & lasts only 3 innings. Tejera hasn't been pitching particularly well and now will be forced into the starting rotation. Wayne didn't pitch very well and now after being sent down will have to come right back.

Is there any relief in sight?
 

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Well he was are only reliable pitcher right now. We lost him and every one is blaming The coaches for it. I know Redmans injury was his fault but B.Penny's and AJ's injuries haas all been blamed to the coaches. We need to stop the injuries and get new Coaches!

I hope Mark Redman comes back fast and recovers quick because we really need him. He has been pitching really Good for us...
 

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Now we have to depend on our offense.I'm afraid that my original predictions are really off and the Marlins will be lucky to finish above .500 with all the injuries.
 

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Man we have gone from an outstanding pitching staff the past couple of weeks to disaster. A few weeks ago, AJ was the only one we were waiting on to come around, the rest of the staff was throwing terrific.

Suddenly we've lost AJ, Redman's out for a month, Pavano has to pitch relief, then gets shelled in his next start & lasts only 3 innings. Tejera hasn't been pitching particularly well and now will be forced into the starting rotation. Wayne didn't pitch very well and now after being sent down will have to come right back.

Is there any relief in sight?
Yes there is:
Justin Wayne.......... ;)
 

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DW should be packing his bags
Yea he might get called up soon with all of our injuries...
 

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