LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense is mired in a nasty slump. Miami’s Justin Nicolino was just the latest pitcher to take advantage.
Nicolino limited the Dodgers to two hits in 7 1/3 innings in his season debut to lead the Marlins to a 2-0 victory Wednesday night for Miami’s fourth straight win. Nicolino (1-0), just recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, walked two and struck out two. He didn’t allow a runner past first base and retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
“He had enough movement late to get it off the barrel,” Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said. “There was enough change of speed to not square the balls up well.”
Seager and Justin Turner singled for the Dodgers’ only hits of the night.
Los Angeles has dropped three straight to the Marlins and saw its scoreless streak extended to 14 innings.
“Their pitchers are doing what they’re supposed to do,” Seager said. “They’re supposed to get us out and we’re supposed to battle, and they’re winning it right now.”
Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna hit RBI singles in the first inning off Scott Kazmir (1-2) to provide the scoring.
Nicolino was in control from the start, striking out the first
Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/04/28/dodgers-shut-down-by-nicolino-marlins-in-2-0-loss/83637252/
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