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Has Jordan Yamamoto become the ace of the Marlins rotation?

Is Jordan Yamamoto the ace of the Marlins pitching staff? His 4-0 record and his last outing against the San Diego Padres help make a great argument for that distinction. The rookie won again as the Marlins took down the Padres 12-7 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night.

Yamamoto showed he could work out of adversity, giving up three runs in the second inning, but settled down to pitch five innings to earn the victory. Miami took the first game of a three-game series.

“The rookie had to work through a 33-pitch second inning, during which he yielded three runs,” writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.