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 on: Today at 09:04:05 pm 
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We often profile new Bulldog commits with a brief breakdown of their highlight films, discussing the strong points, the demonstrated weaknesses, and the unanswered questions found when one looks at the old highlight reel.

On occasion however it makes sense to dig a little deeper, to really get into what makes a particular player either something special, or not all he's advertised to be. This is one of those times. Jacob Eason committed to Georgia at this weekend's Dawg Night prospect camp in Athens, setting of rounds of cheering, singing, and celebratory gunfire throughout Bulldog Nation. Eason had offers from the likes of Notre Dame (where his father played), Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee. Some like California QB Malik Henry more, but no recruiting service seems to rank Eason lower than the second best pro style signal caller in the country for the class of 2016.

That all sounds great. But I think in this instance it's important to delve a little deeper into things to understand what Eason's potential is and why his commitment is such a big deal. That's why we're hitting Chelsea jersey 2015 sale the film room to break down Eason's strengths and weaknesses. Take a look:

 

I expect that many college coaches made the decision to contact Eason, and even offer him a scholarship, after watching the first three plays of this sophomore highlight film. To be honest, with the thousands of such highlight montages that college coaches at a school like Georgia receive annually, they sometimes never get past those first handful of plays. That's why those putting together tapes have to make them count, to hook the viewer.

Right off the bat Eason demonstrates a very live arm. The ball comes out of his hand like a rocket. The name you hear most often when people discuss Eason is Matt Stafford. In fact Stafford, and what Coaches Bobo and Richt did with him, was cited by Eason and his father as part of the decision to pledge to the Bulldogs.

I don't think Eason has Stafford's arm strength, at least not yet. But compare the sophomore tape above with Aaron Murray's tape from the spring prior to his senior season or tape from Brice Ramsey's junior season. Now contrast those with some of Stafford's high school tape from a game against Stephensville High and future Texas/Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead.

Murray and Ramsey were both excellent high school quarterbacks who were highly-touted coming out of high school. But you can also see how catching balls from Matt Stafford in high school should have entitled his receivers to some sort of hazardous duty commendation. Eason's zipping it at a level which Murray's high school offense rarely called for. I expect that if Eason keeps developing physically and mechanically, he'll also continue to add velocity.

Speaking of mechanics, Eason does have some things he needs to work on. One is that I think he carries the ball a little low on his body during his drops. This has the Messi argentina jersey effect of slowing down his release a tad because he has to spend a millisecond bringing the ball up into throwing position. Again, if you watch him throw and watch high school Matt Stafford throw you'll notice that there's a small, but perceptible, gap in the time it takes them to get the ball out.

Sometimes his shoulders are also a little unsquared, which can hurt accuracy and rob velocity. Generally however he throws from a solid base and has a smooth weight transfer. I love Eason's consistently high release point, which along with his height should limit the batted balls that plagued Aaron Murray, especially Bayern Munich jersey sale early in his career in Athens.

But Eason has the throws required for the Bulldog offense. Take for example the back shoulder comeback route at the 1:16 mark. I also like his ability to throw on the run. Witness for example the play at the 3:00 mark in which he rolls right then throws a nice touch pass 40 yards downfield and hard up against the sideline, where only his receiver can get to it.

Eason locks in on receivers sometimes. At the high school level that's lessor a problem than on the collegiate field. The good news is that eye discipline is imminently coachable.

The best thing about locking down a commitment from a QB of Eason's caliber this early is the fact that he can help recruit guys to come along with him. After seeing the film above, can you imagine a skill position player in the country who wouldn't want to play with this kid? I can't. I expect Richt and company will use that to their advantage.

I'll be back later with a Film Room feature on Eason's fellow 2016 commitment Ben Cleveland, looking at exactly why Cleveland may be unlike any other offensive line prospect in the country. Until later . . .

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 on: Today at 09:03:51 pm 
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Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says his players will be riding a wave of confidence after two successful A-League seasons heading into their do-or-die Asian Champions League quarter-final next month.   
Last season's grand Real Madrid jersey 2015 sale finalists are in the thick of pre-season training and will play eight games in eight weeks, the first of which will be against the Macarthur Rams at Campbelltown Stadium on Wednesday night, a side Sydney FC beat 5-1 last week.
However, the Wanderers' biggest assignment in the club's history will be against Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande at Pirtek Stadium on August 20 and in Guangzhou on cheap Barcelona jersey 2015 August 27.
Popovic said the opportunity to play an Asian Champions League semi-final is more than enough motivation for his players this early in the season.
"It's something that is special for the club and the players and they're all keen to be involved in it," Popovic said. "It's going to be tough for myriad reasons. First and foremost the opponent is an excellent team, they have a fantastic manager and they won everything last year in the ACL so we know what we're up against.
"At this club, we've never gone into a game expecting to lose or been content to lose. We we went into the group stages, we lost our first game and everyone expected us to not go through the round of 16, but we did that. We had a tough tie against Sanfrecce (Hiroshima) and the odds were against us in that as well and we got through. The odds are against us again but we'll go in with a lot of belief."
Former Netherlands international Romeo Castelen will play his first game with the Wanderers in Guangzhou after transferring from Dutch first-division team RKC Waalwijk on a two-year deal.
Popovic said expectations are high for the coming season.
"In the first year we came first in the A-League, we came second in year two and we've got two grand finals and a quarter-final in the ACL, so we've had a pretty successful time," Popovic said. "We want to be challenging for honours every year. We don't shy away from that statement and we want to messi jersey 2015 do the same again.
"There's a lot of belief within the club and the playing group. We've had a taste of what success is now and we want some more. Obviously every other team wants to be at the top, they're all improving and we have to improve to stay there."
Wanderers centre-back Nikolai Topor-Stanley said his team are looking forward to the challenge of matching it with arguably the best football club in Asia.
"It's Messi jersey an opportunity for us as a club to put ourselves on the world map," Topor-Stanley said.
"We've had a fairly major restructure of the squad, we lost a lot of good players last season but the boss is bringing in some players that I'm sure will do a great job and add to the team's quality. We've all got very high standards of ourselves within the group and everyone's accountable so we'll be striving hard to maintain that."


 

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 on: Today at 09:03:33 pm 
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When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal torment. The transfer window had closed less than 24 hours earlier and Swansea’s only other left back was Ben Davies, a teenager who had six minutes of league football to his name.
Michael Laudrup, Swansea’s then manager, surveyed what he had seen when Davies came on against Sunderland and accepted he needed to bring in an experienced free agent.
“Ben Manchester City jersey 2015 did well and he had a great pre-season but he is only 19, we can’t put that much responsibility and pressure on him,” said Laudrup after the 2-2 draw with Sunderland. Little more than a week later, Swansea announced that Dwight Tiendalli, a former Holland Under-21 international, had joined on a free. Davies had enjoyed a taste of first-team action and that was the last we would see of him for a while.
At least that was the theory.
The reality turned out to be rather different. Laudrup selected Davies for the first match after the international break, a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa and, to the Dane’s credit, kept faith with him for the remainder of the season. Davies flourished, so much so that Tiendalli was reduced to being a bit-part player.
It has been a meteoric rise for Davies ever since, culminating in this week’s
€12.6 million swap deal with Gylfi Sigurdsson at Tottenham Hotspur, where the 21-year-old will be Mauricio Pochettino’s first-choice left back.
Not bad for someone who was Barcelona N98 jacket turning up for first-team games at Swansea in his Volkswagen Polo less than two years ago. Davies had not long graduated from the youth team and was earning about €500 a week at the time. His salary at White Real Madrid jersey 2015 Hart Lane is likely to have a couple more zeros on the end.
For Davies, it must feel as though the last two years have been a blur. He has been a man in a hurry. Four weeks after making his first Premier League start, he was filling Taylor’s boots for country as well as club, making his Wales debut in the 2-1 win over Scotland in October 2012. The following month he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.
His first senior goal arrived against Stoke in January last year and encapsulated what Davies is all about. Picking up the ball just inside his own half, he played a give-and-go, continued his run and brushed off the challenge from Jon Walters when possession was returned to him. He then slipped away from Ryan Shawcross, evaded Robert Huth and dispatched a low shot into the net.
Davies struck twice last season, including a superb left-footed volley at The Hawthorns, yet he is a defender first and foremost – not a full back waiting to be converted into a winger.
At 1.81m (5ft 11in), he probably lacks a bit of height to play in the middle of defence. He is also, by his own admission, not blessed with great pace
; not that he suffers as a result.
Davies reads the game well, he has a lovely left foot and is technically strong. There is nothing flamboyant about him; he is composed in possession and uses the ball intelligently. He made more successful passes than any other left back in the Premier League last season (admittedly, Swansea’s style of play contributes to that) and his first instinct is always to try to play forward, rather than go sideways and look for the safe option.
In December last year, when Davies signed a one-year extension that tied him to Swansea until 2017, Laudrup spoke as if he knew what was around the corner.
“[Ben] has already done a lot but every day in training he wants to improve . . . one day we will see Ben at one of the top five or six clubs,” said Laudrup
In an ideal world Swansea would have kept hold of Davies, but they were resigned to the fact that his head had been turned once Tottenham made it clear they were serious about signing him.
From that point on it was a case of trying to make the best of a bad situation, which is why Swansea pushed so hard for Sigurdsson, who excelled at the Liberty Stadium during a loan spell a couple of years ago. Guardian Service

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 on: Today at 09:03:21 pm 
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With Slovenian international Robert Koren set to sign on as the club’s international marquee - as revealed exclusively this week - the writing was on the wall.

There is almost no more room at the inn for what will be Melbourne City’s first season since being rebranded from Melbourne Heart.

A-League teams can sign up to five foreign players and City now officially has three on its books - Damien Duff, Rob Wielaert and Jonatan Germano - and most likely a fourth on the way in Koren.



It’s unclear whether or not the club intends to fill the fifth visa spot, but if it does so that player will be paid inside the league’s $2.55m salary cap.

It also appears increasingly likely that Villa - uncategorised by Melbourne at this point - will become a guest player after all, which will permit him to play 10 games before returning to New York around Christmas time for that club’s inaugural pre-season campaign.


Frank Lampard participates in a clinic with young players after he was introduced as a member of the MLS expansion club New York City FC.Source: AP
A-League teams are able to bring in one guest player - who represents a high promotional value to the league - per season.

His wages are not included in the salary cap, nor Bayern Munich jersey 2015 does he take up a foreign player spot.

The City Group announced in May last year it was behind the formation of New York City FC, before rocking the Australian football landscape with its $11m takeover of Melbourne Heart in January.

Lampard, 36, has signed a two-year deal to become New York’s second of three “designated players” - essentially the American league’s version of A-League marquees.

But just what he will do between now and the start of New York City’s pre-season in January remains unclear.


Frank Lampard participates in a clinic with young players after he was introduced as a member of the Manchester United jersey 2015 MLS expansion club New York City FC.Source: AP
Speaking in the United States on Thursday (US time), New York City FC sporting director Claudio Reyna simply said the club is “exploring a few options”.

Lampard - Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals in 13 years at Stamford Bridge - said the move across the Atlantic made sense for he and his family.

“Why not choose New York City,” he said.

“It’s a very exciting challenge for me in life terms. I’ve seen a real long-term plan and I wanted to be part of that. I want to test myself, I want to carry on challenging myself.

“I had a fantastic 13 years with Chelsea that I can look back with pride upon. It was a good time for myself and Chelsea that I moved on.”

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 on: Today at 09:03:08 pm 
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Without problems, what would solutions do all day? Sit by the pool? Go clubbing? So let’s pitch in, see if we can provide some problems with solutions:
1. Those NCAA and NFL initiatives to reduce the high incidence of concussions and all life-diminishing head trauma among football players, should be extended to include the wives, child mothers, girlfriends and one-nighters who have their heads bashed in by the football players in their company.
It’s epidemic. A football player of some note — often an extra-large current or former college man — is arrested for brutalizing a woman, unless a football fanatic police officer would otherwise blame the steps she was thrown down.
How better to ensure the aftercare of these victims than to enter them into the head trauma research programs and provide them a cut of legal payouts?
On Tuesday, 6-foot-4, 340-pound Georgia lineman Jonathan Taylor was charged with choking and punching his girlfriend. The police further reported the assault occurred on campus and in a dorm, both now common sites for violence by student-athletes against young women.
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Ray Rice and wife Janay outside Atlantic County Criminal Court where he pleaded not guilty to assaulting his now-wife.
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In March, Taylor and three Georgia teammates were arrested for on-campus theft.
But such stories have become a dime-a-recruiting-class, haven’t they?
Speaking of cheap, would ESPN exploit such horror stories for irrelevant self-promotion? Shoot, ESPN would barge in on Sunday brunch at the Barge Inn.
At the close of ESPN’s report on Taylor’s arrest — he was subsequently tossed off the team — we learned that “he was the No. 53 prospect in the ESPN 150.”
2. How do you solve a problem like Maria? That’s the von Trapp family’s problem. Let’s work on Mike Francesa.
On Tuesday, Francesa threatened to surpass his previous standards for pompous, imperious conduct when he suddenly dumped a caller, “John,” to conduct his regular session with “Cash,” known to the serfs in the Kingdom of Francesspool as Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Cashman’s first words were classy, likely intended to do what Francesa should have done: Cashman apologized to John for his sudden dismissal.
To that, Francesa, as he only he would and could, said, “That’s okay, Arsenal jersey 2015 don’t worry about him.”
Such an arrogant, cold-hearted slap at his listeners — Francesa (dis)regards them all as John — didn’t quite fit his soulful, on-air self-evaluation, last September:
“I’ve always done a classy show. There’s a way people should be treated, and that’s incredibly important to me.”
Yes, there is an important way people should be treated — it’s the way he (mis)treats them, as a matter of self-importance.
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So, after all these years of listening to Francesa abuse callers — he’s especially good at quickly dumping those who sound as if they know he’s dead wrong Germany Autentic jersey — what are callers to do?
Hmm. Lemme think … Wait a second. Why not just stop calling!?
Not a boycott, but as a matter of self-determination and self-respect. Why wait on hold, thank him “for taking my call,” speak some secondary homage — “love the show” — only to be treated like what flies out of the back of garbage trucks?
He can’t abuse callers if there are none. Of course, if there were no more callers, “Let’s Be Honest” could explain, “I don’t take calls, anymore” — failing to add, “because I don’t get any.”
3. How do we determine the truth from everything less, including a lie?
Last week, it seemed as if the instant the Yankees announced a Sept. 7 tribute game to Derek Jeter, tickets to that game had just as instantly sold out and just as instantly were in the hands of the Yankees’ official ticket-scalper, Ticketmaster.
Responding to logical, empirical suspicions as Ticketmaster instantly multiplied the face value of its tickets to the game, the Yankees announced that those tickets wound up on the “secondary” market — in Ticketmaster’s hands — all by themselves. Thus, the public should at least think that there’s nothing in this for the Yankees.
Well, if that’s the case, did Ticketmaster have an inside track? Did the Yankees issue an early alert to their business partner and ticket broker? How did all those tickets become Ticketmaster’s in the time it takes to hit “send”?
Beyond that, if the Yankees had nothing to do with it — if the tickets were out of their hands, if they had no horse in this race, if there’s no cut in it for them — why did the Yankees’ website instantly become headquarters for the purchase of Ticketmaster’s jacked-up game tickets?
So many instant coincidences!
It’s worth remembering the Yankees think the public is so stupid that they explained the regular emptiness of all those expensive good seats as having been purchased by those who then choose to travel to Yankee Stadium in order to watch the games on TVs inside the luxury restaurant.
Rather than continue to fuel such reasonable doubts, the Yankees, if they in fact have nothing to hide, should reveal their full, contracted relationship with Ticketmaster, starting with whether they get a cut — and how much — of Ticketmaster’s sales to the Jeter Game.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, man of the little, economically disenfranchised folks, could and should insist upon such documented truth.
4. Some problems we could solve through the routine adoption of a Three Stooges routine, the “When I nod my head, you hit it” bit.
Yankees radio, for example, is a reliable stop to have your head hammered. Tuesday, with two out and no score in the bottom of the sixth at Yankee Stadium, John Sterling complimented the pitching of Yankees starter Chase Whitley.
To that, Suzyn Waldman said, “To tell you the truth, he’s had an easy time of it.”
Huh? Wasn’t that the point? He might have pitched better had he not pitched as well? The Rangers made it easy on him or took it easy on him? If only they had hit him harder, we could better gauge how well he was pitching!
That leads to another problem. Many of us do most of our Yankees radio listening while in the car. While driving. That’s up there with driving while texting, driving while blindfolded and driving while cutting a steak. Additionally, passengers are at risk of being driven crazy.
So, porcupine, just hit the “off” button or change the station. Hey, Moe, problem solved!
I’m always happy to help. In this world there are givers and takers. Usually, I’m a taker, a proud taker, too. Without takers, to whom would givers give? Few are more unselfish — more giving — than we takers.

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 on: Today at 01:13:47 am 
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 on: July 22, 2014, 10:42:47 pm 
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 on: July 22, 2014, 10:30:42 pm 
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Gold Coast has not won a game without captain Gary Ablett in its short history, but is confident of breaking the duck against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.

The SUNS are 0-6 when Ablett hasn't played, but vice-captain Tom Lynch says they are a more mature outfit now, and better equipped to handle the absence of their star skipper.

Gold Coast's 28-point loss against the Western Bulldogs prior to last week's bye was the first time it'd lost without Ablett when it was expected to win.

And Lynch says they've learnt their lesson.

cheap Predator LZ With their finals prospects in the balance, and Ablett missing the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery, the straight-talking forward said it was time for his young teammates to stand up.

cheap HyperVenom Phantom "I think we're a different side to when he's missed previously," Lynch said.

"I think we've improved a lot and can cover him a lot better this time around.

"You learn every game. It was more about us not playing too well up there (in Cairns against the Bulldogs). Gaz not being there didn't make too much of a difference.

"We obviously learnt a bit from that and we're looking forward to this week and getting back on the right path."

Lynch's forward-line partner Charlie Dixon said the SUNS had already proved to themselves they could win without the dual Brownlow medallist.

"Gary's one of those players that can turn a game on its headx by himself, but we showed in that last half against Collingwood we could hold on and beat the Pies," Dixon said.

"He's a very valuable player for us, but I think we've got enough (good) players to win."

With Ablett's absence, the SUNS are rotating the captaincy among their vice-captains, with energetic midfielder Dion Prestia taking the reigns for the QClash.

"We've got to fill that void that Gary's left, he's the captain of our footy club," Lynch said.

"He's done a great job over the last three or four years, but we've definitely improved this year with other guys stepping up into that leadership void compared to a year or two ago. We'll be ok this week."

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 on: July 22, 2014, 10:29:15 pm 
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Philipp Lahm became Germany's biggest talking point during the World Cup, even ahead of Mesut Ozil.

The debate over which was his best position raged, with coach Jogi Low eventually reverting him to the right-back spot he played in for the majority of his 113 international caps.

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Following Germany's World Cup win, Lahm has since retired from international football - and the new question is who will replace him.

One star to already put himself forward is right-back Sebastian Jung.

2014 soccer cleats The defender was a regular with Eintracht Frankfurt last season, earning admirers with the seven assists he provided last season.

Arsenal were linked with his signature numerous times earlier this year, but Jung switched to Wolfsburg, admitting he had turned the Gunners down.

He said at the time: "There were some concrete things. Arsenal was in touch and it was something to think about, but I was actually very clear: I wanted to stay in the Bundesliga."

Adidas F50 Messi Now Jung has his eyes on Lahm's full-back spot for Germany, having made his international debut in May.

He told BILD on Tuesday: "Too bad that Philip stops. But of course that opens doors - perhaps even for me. I hope I get my chance. For me it is now vital to do well at my club."

SEE ALSO: PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez training to get ready for Arsenal return

Jung has recently turned 25, and his £2.2 million signing could turn out to be the bargain of the Bundesliga season.

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 on: July 22, 2014, 10:27:44 pm 
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Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits.

Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game set. The Marlins held off the Braves' late rally bid to win, 6-5.

Steve Cishek notched his third save in as many days and the Marlins (12 hits) got a career-best four-hit game from Donovan Solano. The Braves put the tying run on first with no out in the ninth, but catcher Jeff Mathis and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria combined on the caught stealing. Cishek threw over four times to keep pinch-runner Jordan Schafer close before Andrelton Simmons saw a pitch.

The Marlins had gone a season-high 10 straight scoring four runs or fewer. Tuesday's output was their highest in a game since hanging eight in the July 6 series finale at St. Louis. They had not won three in a row since June 2-5, when they swept a four-game, home-and-home series from the Rays.

Battle pack shoes In the eighth, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and Jason Heyward all came up representing the tying run. Mike Dunn, who walked and hit the first two batters he faced to start the inning, struck out Freeman. Bryan Morris gave up a two-run single to Heyward, but he got Upton and Evan Gattis to ground into fielder's choices.

The Marlins hadn't hung a game like this on an opposing starter in a while. Ross Ohlendorf on Sept. 9, 2011 was the last one to give up 10 or more hits while completing three innings or fewer against the Marlins. Then a member of the Pirates, Ohlendorf allowed six runs on 10 hits over two innings.

Minor became just the seventh starter since 2000 to surrender a double-digit hit total while recording fewer than 10 outs in a game against the Marlins.

The top third of the Marlins' order proved a major pain for Minor. Christian Yelich, Solano and Giancarlo Stanton went a combined 7-for-7 with a walk, four runs and two RBIs off him. Yelich reached and scored in each of his first three plate appearances. He can boast 10 multi-hit performances in 18 July contests.

World Cup Soccer Shoes Getting the start against the left-handed Minor, the right-handed hitting Solano doubles and singled three times. He's started 10 July games and has three or more hits in three of those. Over his last 42 at-bats since July 2, Solano is a .405 hitter (17-for-42). During that span he's raised his batting average and on-base plus slugging percentage 83 and 158 points, respectively, to .261 and .631.

Hypervenom Phantom Black Back in the rotation after a month-long demotion to the bullpen, Turner held the Braves in check over five innings. He negotiated a bases loaded, one-out jam in the first, limiting the Braves to a run before inducing an inning-ending Evan Gattis double play grounder.

The only other run the Braves scored off Turner came on Upton's two-out, first-pitch homer in the third. Turner, who exited having totaled 81 pitches, retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced.

If not for a 26-pitch first inning, Turner likely would have gotten a crack at the quality start. While in the bullpen he topped the 50-pitch mark in just two of eight outings.

With the win, Turner (3-6) improved to 7-16 in 37 career starts with the Marlins. He had lost three of five career starts, including two at Turner Field, against the Braves.

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