While the offense for the Washington Nationals is finally healthy, their bullpen just became much stronger – but perhaps unhappier.
When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL’s best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit.
Although he’s already reached a career high in victories and secured a spot in Washington’s playoff rotation, Doug Fister is hoping to nail down one more key victory in his final regular-season start.
– The Washington Nationals returned to a more familiar lineup and looked the part of a World Series contender again.
Casey McGehee’s fourth hit of the game drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Reed Johnson doubled home two more as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Wednesday night.
Miami’s Henderson Alvarez has been an elite starter atop his home mound this season, while his work away from Marlins Park hasn’t reached that standard.
Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.
Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night.
Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia got into a heated, nose-to-nose conversation at home plate, prompting both benches to clear during the fourth inning.
Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to pitch seven innings and lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins, who endured their eighth loss in a row.