LOS ANGELES — Justin Nicolino was excited to get called up to the big leagues earlier this week. He was able to channel that energy into a dominant debut.
Nicolino gave up two hits in 7 1/3 innings in his season debut to lead the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
“Anytime you get that call it’s an unbelievable feeling,” Nicolino said. “When I got the call I was ready to go. I wanted to be here from the get-go and I’m just trying to take the ball and run with it and have a good time.”
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.
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