There has been a tendency to overlook the Marlins' other hard-throwing right-hander.
Marlins hitters don't even show up for most of Nathan Eovaldi's starts. They scored but six runs for him during a five-start losing streak spanning eight outings since July 20.
Imagine Eovaldi's surprise when he looked up and saw a seven-run in the third inning Sunday at Turner Field.
The young pitcher then did what he normally does challenging hitters with his lightning fastball on the way to ending the Marlins' six-game losing streak in a dominant 7-0 rout of the Braves who had won six in a row.
Eovaldi (3-5) blanked the Braves on seven hits going eight innings for the second time in his career. It was the first victory by a Marlins starter other than Jose Fernandez since Tom Koehler beat the Mets on Aug. 1.
"I'm sure he was wanting to jump up and down in the dugout when we were scoring those runs" manager Mike Redmond said. "We needed one of those."
The last time Eovaldi faced the Braves he...