Josh Johnson Dominates Nats In Loss

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, August 3, 2012

Marlins 5, Nationals 2

Josh Johnson pitched a near complete game 5 hitter to help the Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals 5-2 and split the doubleheader on Friday night at Nats Park.  Gio Gonzalez struck out 10 in 8 innings of work, but a 3 run 6th inning and a lack of offense by the Nats prevented him from getting his 14th win of the season. (13-6)

Johnson struck out 8 giving up 1 earned run and picked up his 7th win of the season to go to 7-7.  Johnson was 1-30 coming into the game and ended up going 2-4 from the plate.

Lombardozzi, Morse, Harper, and Bernadina were the only Nats to get a hit.  A sacrifice fly by Ryan Zimmerman to score Lombo after a leadoff triple was the only run DC could score aside from a bizarre 9th inning run on an injury.

In the 9th, Bryce Harper hit a single, and stole 2nd base with defensive indifference.  Then Michael Morse hit an infield single that injured the Marlins secondbaseman Emilio Bonofacio.  The injury caused the Bono to just flip the ball (error) to nobody in particular, and Bryce Harper scored, and Johnson was taken out of the game for the final out.

Another one vs Miami tomorrow night in DC...

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