Beaspinozerman Is No Match For The Marlins

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, July 16, 2012

Marlins 5, Nats 3

There was no fallout from the Ozzie Guillen and Bryce Harper saga, but the Nationals were still hit in the mouth by the Miami Marlins, suffering a 5-3 loss on Monday night in south Florida.  The Nats notched 11 hits, 9 of them coming from only 3 players, but they stranded 8 runners and hit only 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

Edwin Jackson pitched only 5 innings and gave up 6 hits and 4 of the 5 Marlins runs.  It wasn't his worst performance of the season but the Nats bats were not hot enough to generate more than 3 runs.

The Nats offense was a three headed monster.  Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa, and Ryan Zimmerman (or Beaspinozerman) combined for 9 hits, 3 each.  Zimmerman & Espinosa each fell short of the cycle missing by a homer and a triple respectively.  Zim was on base all 5 times he came to the plate.

The Nationals hit into 4 double plays, 2 to end innings including a backbreaking GIDP by Jesus Flores in the 6th inning that squandered a bases loaded 1-out situation. 

Sidenote:  The Marlins have a weird mascot race at their ballpark where 4 giant mutated sea creatures race around the ballpark.  One of the players in the Marlins dugout decided to pull a Randall Simon and mess with the mascots.  However, instead of hitting one in the head with a bat, the mystery player just threw a cup of water on them.  What a great prank.  You really soaked them.  Terrible Video below.

Aren't you glad you wasted those 15 seconds?  With the loss the Nats and Marlins 4 game set ended up in a tie.  The Nats come back home on Tuesday for a 3 game set against the Mets.

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