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Eovaldi potentially tipped pitches in tough start

Eovaldi potentially tipped pitches in tough start

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Eovaldi potentially tipped pitches in tough start

MIAMI -- Next time Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound, expect to see the Marlins right-hander more careful with his delivery.

After being rocked for 11 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits in three-plus innings on Friday night in a loss to the Giants, the Marlins wondered if Eovaldi was tipping his pitches.

Manager Mike Redmond, pitching coach Chuck Hernandez, bullpen coach Reid Cornelius and Eovaldi closely studied what might have gone wrong on Friday.

What they saw is perhaps Eovaldi was doing something subtle that the Giants detected.

"I think if you look at the video, maybe there could be something," Redmond said. "They hit him hard. That's the bottom line. Hopefully he will learn from that. I think it's always good to stay on top of guys' mechanics, especially our young pitchers, so they are relentless in their consistencies with their deliveries and their glove placement, and how they take signs and all that stuff. It's definitely something guys need to be aware of."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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