"Eovaldi was good, really good," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "I like the way he executed his secondary pitches today. I know he was really looking to mix in more sliders and breaking balls. I think he hit on quite a few. He got into a few little jams after getting ahead and two outs, but he was able to work through it. I thought the ball was coming out of his hand well. He was throwing hard."
Feldman retired 13 of the next 14 batters he faced after Jones went deep in the the first inning, but he labored in the fifth, as Houston made a pair of errors behind him. Hoes let an Eovaldi single roll under his glove, and left fielder Robbie Grossman allowed a run to score on a throwing error. All three runs Miami scored in the fifth came after the first two batters were retired.
Feldman, who will start on Opening Day for the Astros, worked five innings and threw 88 pitches (57 strikes), the most he has thrown this spring. He gave up seven hits and five runs (four earned) with one walk and three strikeouts.
In the ninth, the Marlins tacked one more run on when Austin Nola scored on Chad Qualls' wild pitch.
Up next: The Marlins have their final split-squad day on Saturday. At Jupiter at 1:05 p.m. ET, Brad Hand gets the nod against the Mets, who will go with Bartolo Colon. Hand is competing for the fifth-starter spot. Also at 1:05, Henderson Alvarez will start for Miami at Viera against the Nationals, with Kevin Slowey backing him up. Doug Fister will take the hill for Washington. Tune in to Gameday Audio to listen to both games live.
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