The Miami Marlins were blown out 7-1 by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
Most of the runs were scored off of Jose Urena, who could be in danger of not making the team. Urena is out of options, but has struggled mightily this spring. Miami would be forced to expose him to waivers or trade him, if it elects to not add him to the roster.
Thus far in the spring, Urena has a 12.71 E.R.A. When the spring began, it appeared as if Urena would be a member of Miami's bullpen. The right-hander however has done himself no favors in his three outings. The only positive sign for Urena has been his command. The 25-year old walked nobody on Tuesday, but he did allow seven hits.
Before Urena's tough day, Adam Conley started the game for Miami. Conley fared better, but also was a little too hittable. The lefty allowed one run on five hits in three innings of work. Conley walked none and struck out four, and should be near the top of Miami's rotation to begin the season.
Miami did not get on the board until the eighth inning, and that run was courtesy of Matt den Dekker with his second home run of the spring. The Marlins had seven hits total in the game, and struck out just as many times.
The Marlins will stay in Jupiter and welcome the New York Mets on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.