Turner throws two scoreless in B Game

JUPITER, Fla. — Jacob Turner on Tuesday morning took a positive step in regaining his timing on the mound.

The Marlins’ right-hander threw two scoreless innings in a B Game against the Mets on Field 2 at the Roger Dean Stadium complex. He walked two and struck out one.

Turner threw 23 pitches, with 13 strikes. He capped off his morning by throwing some more pitches in the bullpen.

“I think every time out, you’re just trying to get a little bit better,” Turner said. “I felt more comfortable this time out. I felt there were a couple of times, I may have got a little out of sync, timing-wise. Other than that, I threw a lot of good, quality pitches that I wanted to throw.”

Turner was pleased that he got ground balls on his fastball, including one that was turned for a 4-6-3 double play to end the second inning.

Projected to be in the top of the rotation, Turner has been working on improving his timing. He was off the mark in his first Grapefruit League outing, where he gave up six runs (including a grand slam) in one-third of an inning in a loss to the Cardinals.

Turner’s velocity topped at 91 mph.

Joe Frisaro

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