Posted September 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jacob Turner isn't pitching nearly as well as he did early in the season. Turner (3-6) allowed five runs and nine hits in four innings as the Miami Marlins lost 6-4 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday. ''I'm not making the pitches when I need to make them,'' Turner said. ''The biggest thing is not commanding my fastball the way I need to. It's very frustrating.'' Turner has not pitched at least six innings in his last six starts going 0-3 with a 5.28 ERA. He was 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA in his first 12 starts of the season. ''Over the past few weeks it looks like it's all coming together and then the next inning it all falls apart,'' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. It didn't look good for Stephen Strasburg early, but he was able to settle down. Strasburg got past a shaky start and pitched six innings to earn his first victory in nearly a month as the Washington Nationals. ''I knew if I kept the game close we could bust it open,'' Strasburg said. Ryan Zimmerman homered, his th...
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