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Nearly lost in the hype of an outstanding class of rookie Marlins starters is the fact that last year's staff ace is struggling through his weakest season yet.

While Willis still provides an invaluable presence in the Marlins' clubhouse as a leader and team cheerleader, the 24-year old southpaw has been unable to find a consistent rhythm throughout the year.

 

Marlins manager Joe Girardi said that he suspects Willis may have felt pressure to excel on a team full of young first-year players.

 

"I think he's put some extra pressure on himself," Girardi said. "He might have been thinking, 'I have to win,' and that's a heavy burden to carry."

 

Following two straight losses, Willis will try to regroup on Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound against the Braves. He'll face Lance Cormier, who is seeking his first win of the season as a starter.

 

Pitching matchup:

 

 

FLO: LHP Dontrelle Willis (7-10, 4.14 ERA)

Willis is looking for his first win of the season against the Braves, with a loss and two no-decisions earlier in the year.

 

 

ATL: RHP Lance Cormier (2-4, 6.08 ERA)

Cormier is winless in four starts this season since moving from the Braves' bullpen.

 

Player to watch: Matt Diaz has hit at a .559 (19-for-34) clip against the Marlins this season, with two home runs and six RBIs in 12 games.

 

On the Internet:

MLB.TV

Gameday Audio

? Gameday

? Official game notes

 

On Television

? FSN

? TBS

 

On Radio

? WQAM 560, WQBA 1140 (Espa?ol)

 

Credit : Mlb.com

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v. won, (wn) win?ning, wins

v. intr.

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v. tr.

  • To achieve victory or finish first in.
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n.

  • A victory, especially in a competition.
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[*]An amount won or earned.

 

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win ( P ) Pronunciation Key (wn)

v. won, (wn) win?ning, wins

v. intr.

  • To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
  • To achieve success in an effort or venture: struggled to overcome the handicap and finally won.

v. tr.

  • To achieve victory or finish first in.
  • To receive as a prize or reward for performance.
  • To achieve or attain by effort: win concessions in negotiations.
  • To obtain or earn (a livelihood, for example). See Synonyms at earn1.

[*]To make (one's way) with effort.

[*]To reach with difficulty: The ship won a safe port.

[*]To take in battle; capture: won the heights after a fierce attack.

[*]To succeed in gaining the favor or support of; prevail on: Her eloquence won over the audience.

  • To gain the affection or loyalty of. To appeal successfully to (someone's sympathy, for example). To persuade (another) to marry one: He wooed and won her.
  • To discover and open (a vein or deposit) in mining.
  • To extract from a mine or from mined ore.

n.

  • A victory, especially in a competition.
  • First place in a competition.

[*]An amount won or earned.

 

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