Despite being without one of their best hitters, the Washington Nationals turned in an impressive offensive performance a day after being shut down by the Miami Marlins.
Ryan Zimmerman’s power gave the Washington Nationals a key win on Saturday night.
If you missed Friday’s game between the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals, you missed a big Miami win.
Gio Gonzalez won 21 games last year while helping the Washington Nationals possess the best ERA in the league on their way to the NL East title.
Giancarlo Stanton rattled Nationals Park like few, if any, who have been here before, nailing a fastball that might still be rolling among the city’s tourist attractions had it not clanged loudly off the facade of the middle deck in foul territory.
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.
Denard Span had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-out RBI double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 Sunday.
The Miami Marlins have an opportunity to head into the All-Star break riding their longest winning stretch in more than year.
Washington left fielder Bryce Harper didn’t stay around to see the Nationals lose to the Miami Marlins in extra innings on Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.