Ross Ohlendorf pitched neatly into the sixth inning, Ian Desmond had three hits and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday night.
With a score that resembled a football gamemore than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.
With their longest winning streak in over 13 years now in the past, the Atlanta Braves hope Mike Minor can help them lay the groundwork for another potential run of success.
The Cleveland Indians proved on Saturday they could quickly recover from the end of their lengthy winning streak.
The last team in the major leagues to produce a shutout this season, the Brewers now have seven in the team’s last 30 games. Including two straight over Miami.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball, and the team has lived up to that with the second worst record in the majors at the All Star break. But, that only tells part of the story for a team that is very young, but also very talented.
The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
Kevin Slowey will take Ricky Nolasco’s spot in the Miami Marlins rotation Monday against the Braves, a day after the pitcher was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
While the calendar turning over from June to July won’t even register as a blip for most people, for the Miami Marlins it’s the end of one of the most successful months the team has seen in the last two years.
The San Diego Padres have won all three of Andrew Cashner’s starts against NL East opponents, including one in which he excelled against the Miami Marlins.