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The hook comes out fast for Wei-Yin Chen as Marlins drop third straight

Air was leaking from Wei-Yin Chen's balloon.

Or at least that's how Don Mattingly apparently saw things Thursday when he lifted Chen only 47 pitches into a short-lived outing that culminated in the Marlins' third straight loss, an 8-3 defeat to the Padres.

When Chen ran into trouble in the second inning, Mattingly wasted no time going out to get his pitcher, something he's said he's more prone to do with Chen than he is with his other starters. Mattingly said earlier this month when the spots the air leaking from Chen's balloon, "it comes out fast.