• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Marlins' Justin Nicolino caps off rookie season with strong outing Saturday

    Marlins starter Justin Nicolino (5-4) threw seven innings Saturday, allowing two earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out two in a 5-2 win over the Phillies.The 23-year-old was sharp in his final outing of the season, retiring the first 11 hitters he faced. Nicolino has brought stability to a Marlins rotation otherwise in flux, but possesses limited fantasy upside -- the southpaw's 2.80 K/9 is the lowest in baseball (min. 50 innings pitched).

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino shines in win over Braves on Saturday

    Marlins starter Justin Nicolino (4-4) surrendered only two hits and an earned run over seven innings in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Braves. He also walked three. The rookie southpaw continues to demonstrate considerable promise, with Saturday's effort serving as an impressive rebound from the worst start of his young career. After surrendering seven earned runs in a Sept. 20 appearance against the Nationals, Nicolino was highly efficient Saturday in neutralizing the Braves lineup over seven frames, throwing only 80 pitches during that span. He also did not surrender a homer after giving up at least one in his last three starts. While his 2.82 K/9 rate is exceedingly below average, Nicolino has helped his cause and limited damage by inducing double-digit ground balls in seven out of his 11 starts. Nicolino will look to close out his largely successful rookie campaign with a strong outing in his final start.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino has rocky outing in loss to Nationals

    Marlins rookie starter Justin Nicolino took a rough loss Sunday against the Nationals, allowing seven runs in 5 2/3 innings while only striking out three. Nicolino looked like he overcame a three-run first inning going into the sixth, but he was promptly chased by allowing five hits to six batters, ending with a Tyler Moore home run. The 23-year-old's career high in strikeouts is still only four, so it's becoming pretty obvious how low his ceiling is. He'll try to bounce back next weekend against the Braves.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino burned by longball against Mets

    Marlins rookie starter Justin Nicolino was impressive Monday night against the Mets, but was ultimately left with a no-decision in the 4-3 loss. Nicolino allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. Nicolino pitched well, but the Mets' power was on display as home runs by Yoenis Cespedes (solo) and Travis d'Arnaud (two-run shot) accounted for all of the damage against the young left-hander. Though he did not get a win, Nicolino showed improvement over his last start, when he allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Brewers. Aside from that outing however, Nicolino has been a pleasant surprise for the Marlins, as he posted a 1.98 ERA in four starts prior to last week's start against Milwaukee.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino remains on roll with Tuesday win

    Marlins starter Justin Nicolino arrived on the mound Tuesday night on a roll. He left downright hot. Nicolino pitched seven shutout innings in Atlanta. He allowed six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third and cruised the rest of the way. The southpaw has given up on six runs in his last 27 1/3 innings in improving his ERA to 3.07, its lowest point since his first outing on June 20.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino shines, takes tough loss on Thursday

    Marlins rookie starter Justin Nicolino was excellent in his outing against the Pirates on Thusday. The young left-hander allowed two runs on six hits over six strong innings. He struggled a bit with his command, as he walked four and struck out just one. But it was still an impressive outing against a strong offense. Nicolino was stuck with a hard-luck loss however, as the Marlins were unable to do much against Gerrit Cole. The Marlins were defeated by a score of 2-1. Nicolino (2-2, 3.65 ERA) allowed a run to score in the second inning, and then served up a solo home run to Pedro Alvarez in the fourth. That was all the damage done against the rookie, as he was able to limit the scoring despite the control issues. The youngster has been impressive lately. He has allowed exactly two runs in each of his last three starts, pitching into the eighth in his last two. But he has just one win over that three-start stretch.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino gets no-decision despite strong outing

    Marlins rookie starter Justin Nicolino pitched well against the Phillies on Saturday. Making his fifth career start, the young left-hander allowed two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 solid innings. He walked one and struck out four, but he did not factor in the final decision in the 4-2 loss. Nicolino was given an early 2-0 lead in this one, and he made it stand up through the first seven innings. But he coughed up the lead by allowing two runs in the top of the eighth to tie the game. Still, Nicolino lowered his ERA to 3.77 with the strong outing.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Marlins SP Justin Nicolino receives second win of career Monday

    Marlins pitcher Justin Nicolino had his best start during Monday's 6-2 win over the Brewers since making his Major League debut in June. Nicolino (2-2) received the second win of his career after allowing two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out three and walked two. It was the fourth start of his career and his second quality outing.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Marlins' Justin Nicolino takes no-decision in first start since June

    Marlins pitcher Justin Nicolino made his first start since June 26, Tuesday against Boston. Nicolino made his third career start and allowed four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He left trailing, but the Marlins rallied to send the game to extra innings, allowing him to escape with a no-decision.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Marlins recall Justin Nicolino to start Tuesday vs. Red Sox

    The Marlins officially recalled starting pitcher Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans to start Tuesday against the Red Sox in place of Jose Fernandez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right biceps strain. Following his demotion to the minors in early July after a two-start stint with Miami, the left-hander went 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA in seven starts with New Orleans.