Braves Topple Marlins Wednesday, 9-2.

Former Lookouts' RHP Nathan Eovaldi Sharp Over Six Inning

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Nathan Eovaldi was traded by the Dodgers to the Marlins on July 25, 2012, along with minor league pitcher Scott McGough, for Hanley Ramírez and Randy Choate.
Nathan Eovaldi was traded by the Dodgers to the Marlins on July 25, 2012, along with minor league pitcher Scott McGough, for Hanley Ramírez and Randy Choate.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Nathan Eovaldi matched Julio Teheran through six innings and then showed some signs of fatigue at the start of a four-run seventh inning that led the Braves to claim a 9-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Champion Stadium.

Eovaldi, who pitched for the Lookouts in 2011 and half of 2012, had retired 11 consecutive batters before the bottom of the seventh began with him being hit on the right foot by Philip Gosselin's line-drive comebacker. The Marlins right-hander exited when Ryan Doumit followed with a go-ahead RBI double that capped his two-hit performance.

Eovaldi was charged with four earned runs and six hits over six-plus innings. The right-hander allowed three consecutive hits, including a two-run single recorded by Pastornicky, to begin the bottom of the third inning.

The Braves padded their lead when Carlos Marmol surrendered hits to four of the first six hitters he faced. Evan Gattis greeted the former Cubs' closer with an RBI double down the left-field line, and Tyler Pastornicky did his part by scoring Jordan Schafer with a single.

Derrick Mitchell added a three-run triple off Marlins' reliever Mike Dunn in the eighth.

Julio Teheran recorded nine strikeouts while limiting the Marlins to two runs in six innings. The 23-year-old right-hander notched a 1.80 ERA in five Grapefruit League starts.

Former Brave Reed Johnson's first-inning bloop double set the stage for Derek Dietrich to drive in the game's first run with a sacrifice fly. Teheran then held the Marlins scoreless until Jeff Baker and Ed Lucas doubled in the sixth inning. Lucas' game-tying double strengthened his bid to begin the season as one of Miami's backup infielders.

--- Source: MLB.com

Former Brave Reed Johnson is hitting over .400 this Spring.
Former Brave Reed Johnson is hitting over .400 this Spring.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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