Ricky Nolasco wasn't pitching all that well on regular rest, so the fact he's being smacked around on short rest might not necessarily explain what's happening here tonight. The Rays are teeing off on Nolasco, who has been pounded for eight runs in the first two innings. He threw 67 pitches while his ERA has soared a whopping 9.07.
He certainly doesn't look like the same pitcher who won 15 games for the Marlins last season, and his body language suggests he is as confused as anyone for what's happening. This guy was nasty in '08, and now his stuff looks flat and lifeless.
Can't see the Marlins having any chance whatsoever with Nolasco pitching like this.