"It was good," Nolasco said. "Everything felt sharp. The sinker was running pretty good. I threw a couple sharp breaking balls. I wanted to get a lot of fastballs in early, and I was able to do that."
Nolasco, who had a 5.38 ERA in 27 starts last season, made it his mission to come into camp in better shape, as he looks much leaner. He hired a live-in chef this offseason and altered his workout program after traveling through Europe for a month with his former Marlins teammates Giancarlo Stanton and A.J. Ramos in October.
"I feel strong," Nolasco said. "It's not like I wasn't last year, but I just made a different approach to it this year. I feel strong and that my legs are under me. So it was a good first day."
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