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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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