The Miami Marlins might have to finish the season without another starting outfielder.
Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep.
Stephen Strasburg was left watching from the dugout two years ago when the Washington Nationals made their most recent trip to the playoffs.
The Marlins failed in their late comeback attempt and saw their fleeting playoff hopes come to an end.
Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, including an RBI triple, in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Saturday night.
Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
- The Washington Nationals returned to a more familiar lineup and looked the part of a World Series contender again.
Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
If the Washington Nationals’ last game was any indication, Matt Williams can’t afford to rest his regulars many more times if he wants to finish with the NL’s top record.
The Miami Marlins used a big five-run eighth inning to take down the host Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening game of a three-game set. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they could be dealing with bigger issues than a bad outing by their bullpen.