Doubront taking on the Marlins


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JUPITER, Fla. — Four hours of sleep, a three-hour drive and it’s time for baseball here at Roger Dean Stadium. You know it’s going to be a fun day when you ask the 7-11 clerk if that’s the biggest Red Bull they have then buy two of them.

Wooooooo!

Anyway, Felix Doubront is looking for at least five innings today against this Marlins lineup:

Bonafacio CF
Coghlan LF
Sanchez 1B
Buck C
Kearns RF
Murphy 3B
Solano 2B
Green SS
LeBlanc LHP

Yes, that’s Nick Green.

Miami stud Giancarlo Stanton, out with a knee injury, hit a ball in batting practice that went over the fence, a parking lot and a two-floor building with a peaked roof. My sources here (a grounds crew guy) said the building is 450 feet away.

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As David Ortiz said, “Expletive, expletive, expletive!”

“Never seen anything like it,” said Cody Ross, a former Marlin. “He’s amazing.”

Actual conversation:

Logan Morrison: “Good to see you, Bobby V.”

Bobby Valentine: “LoMo, I like your style.”

Since we’re here in one piece, might as well do updates. So check for them later on.

(The photo is of Valentine working with Jose Iglesias.)