Category Archives: MARLINS

GAME 40 REVIEW: Big First Inning Propels Nats Over Marlins 8-4

Nationals parade off the field with a Sunday win over Florida. (A.Amobi)
By Anthony Amobi, Special to Nats News Network
WASHINGTON – After a week of offense struggles, the Washington Nationals finally got their act together and hit pay dirt as they emerged victorious over the Florida Marlins, 8-4.
A solid effort by starting pitcher Jason Marquis combined with a six-run first inning by the Continue reading

Posted in BERNADINA, MARLINS, MARQUIS, NATS, RODRIGUEZ | Comments Off

GAME 39 REVIEW: No "O" in Nationals as Marlins Win 1-0

"I got no problems with anybody’s approach, the way they’re going about it, as long as they keep a positive attitude about it and just keep getting after it the way they are and don’t accept it." — Manager Jim Riggleman, on Nationals’ approach at the plate.

Jayson Werth symbolizes the Nationals offensive struggles thus far in 2011. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

The Washington Nationals have Continue reading

Posted in KIMBALL, LIVAN, MARLINS, NATS, NO OFFENSE | Comments Off

GAME 38 REVIEW: Nationals Lose Game of Inches to the Marlins in 11 Innings

There’s a trite expression that says (insert sport here) is a game of inches.  Twice last night in extra innings we saw evidence that the axiom still applies to Major League Baseball.
Pinch-hitter Michael Morse missed a home run to the deepest part of the ballpark by mere inches in the bottom of the tenth with two outs and was forced to settle for a double. He was stranded there when Jerry Continue reading

Posted in BERNADINA, GOOD DEFENSE, GORZELANNY, MARLINS, NATS, NIX | Comments Off

WEEKEND REVIEW: Nats Take Two of Three in South Florida

Over the weekend, the Washington Nationals rebounded a bit after their three-game sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies by taking two of three games against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium, which is usually a house of horrors for the visiting Nationals.
The wins improves the Nats record to 16-18, keeping them ahead of the New York Mets in fourth place in the N.L. East. Continue reading

Posted in MARLINS, NATS, WEEKEND REVIEW | Comments Off

GAME 6 REVIEW: LaRoche Bomb in 11th Delivers Victory

THE RESULT:  A win is a win.  Despite two errors and several other defensive miscues, and the hitters going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, last night the Washington Nationals broke a seven-game losing streak to their personal nemesis Florida Marlins, 5-3 in 11 innings.
Adam LaRoche hit his first home run of the year with a man on in the top of the 11th, while four relievers combined Continue reading

Posted in GOOD BULLPEN, LAROCHE, MARLINS, NATS | Comments Off

GAME 6 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-4, 5th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (3-2, 3rd NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLJohn Lannan (1-0, 1.80) v.Josh Johnson (1-0, 2.70)Weather: Partly sunny, breezy. 84 degrees._______________________________________
The Nationals face Josh Johnson, who led the N.L. with a 2.30 ERA in 2010, looking to salvage the final game of the three-game set.  Johnson has never lost the Continue reading

Posted in MARLINS, NATS, PREVIEW | Comments Off

GAME 5 REVIEW: Another Fish Gets Away; Nats Fall to 1-4

THE RESULT:  As with so many game before this one with the Florida Marlins, the Washington Nationals found a way to lose.  Last night, they couldn’t find the knockout punch when they needed it, a veteran starter and reliever lost the umpire’s strike zone, and a bullpen that was supposed to be a strength of the team has once again been proven a liability for now.
Add it all up, and the Nats fell Continue reading

Posted in BAD BULLPEN, DESMOND, ETERNAL SUFFERING, LIVAN, MARLINS, NATS, NO OFFENSE | Comments Off

GAME 5 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-3, 5th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (2-2, 4th NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLLivan Hernandez (0-1, 2.84) v. Chris Volstad (12-9, 4.58 in 2010)Weather: Partly sunny, 75 degrees._______________________________________ 
The Nats and Marlins face off in the middle game of the three game set, and today’s big news was supposed to be Ian Desmond being moved from the leadoff Continue reading

Posted in DESMOND, MARLINS, NATS, PREVIEW | Comments Off

GAME 4 REVIEW: Costly Error Leads to 3-2 Loss to Marlins

Strange things seem to happen when the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins, usually with the Nats on the wrong end of things.  You can add another chapter to that story, as a dropped routine pop-up in the bottom of the tenth inning came around to score, handing the Nats their third loss in four games to start the season.
Drew Storen cruised through a scoreless ninth inning, pumping 95 Continue reading

Posted in BAD DEFENSE, MARLINS, MARQUIS, NATS, NO OFFENSE, ZIMMERMAN | Comments Off

GAME 4 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-2, 4th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (1-2, 4th NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLJason Marquis (2-9, 6.60, 1.718 in 2010) v. Anibal Sanchez (13-12, 3.55, 1.343 in 2010)Weather: Scattered storms. 80 degrees._______________________________________
The second series of the season starts tonight (weather permitting) in south Florida, as the Nats try to get their bats going Continue reading

Posted in MARLINS, MARQUIS, NATS, PREVIEW | Comments Off