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What's Wrong With Ricky Nolasco?


            Any thoughts on that question? Now would seem to be the time to address the situation after Nolasco tossed another clunker in what has become a pattern of them. Certainly, Nolasco isn't the same pitcher he was a season ago when he won 15 games.

            Tonight he was provided leads of 3-0 and 4-1 and couldn't protect them. He didn't make it through the fourth, an inning in which he recorded two quick outs and then came completely unhinged, issuing back-to-back walks to Hart and Kendall, giving up a bloop single to Braden Looper -- the pitcher -- an infield hit to Rickie "I Only Need A Double For the Cycle" Weeks, and a RBI single to Craig Counsell. He ends up being charged with eight runs and now owns an ERA of 7.77.

           The Marlins are in major trouble if Nolasco isn't solid, and right now he looks hopelessly lost. Tonight was a disaster.

           

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