Detwiler Gets 1st Win, Kurt Suzuki Rollin, Nats Beat Fish

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nationals 6, Marlins 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nationals 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 6 11 1
Marlins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

Bryce Harper had a Jordan-esque day, Kurt Suzuki continued his hot hitting, and Ross Detwiler pitched nothing like a typical 5th starter to help the Washington Nationals defeat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night and take home the series victory.  The Nats offense got their mojo back and if not for a bad call by an ump at home plate, Detwiler would have picked up the shutout.

Detwiler had another great pitching night giving up 7 hits through 7 innings but just the 1 run that wasn't really a run.  "Boss" Detwiler, as FP Santangelo called him, now has a 0.90 ERA and has pitched 3 solid games.  Looking at his statistics you would be amazed that Wednesday night was his first win of the season.

The Nationals offense was led by Kurt Suzuki who seems to be on base every time you look up.  Suzuki went 2 for 3 with a triple, a homer, a sac fly, and 2 RBIs.  Bryce Harper also chipped in with 4 hits in 5 at bats.  Not bad for a guy who had the flu and who looked like he might pass out in the middle of an at bat.  If you read our series preview you knew that Harper was going to sting Marlins Starter Ricky Nolasco, and that he did (3 for 3).

That is what we like to call OUT

Steve Lombardozzi also picked up 2 more hits and an RBI.  He has been on fire as of late, especially with runners in scoring position.  He had 6 hits and 3 RBIs in the series and unfortunately for Steve, Davey Johnson is most likely going to throw Espinosa (batting .175) back into the starting lineup.

The Nats have an off day on Thursday before heading to NY for a weekend series with the Mets...

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