|Nationals 6, Marlins 1|
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In the series the Nats gave up only 1 run, a solo homerun by Justin Ruggiano. After Strasburg and Gonzalez set the bar for the Nats pitching staff with 2 shutouts Jordan Zimmermann was one bad pitch of a shutout of his own. Zim gave up a homer to Justin Ruggiano in the 2nd inning, but after that the Marlins couldn't reach homeplate. The Nats 3rd starter gave up 8 hits, 2 walks, and lots of ground balls, but only the 1 run in 6 innings of work.
Bryce Harper continued his monumental start going 2 for 4 for the 3rd straight game. Harper also had that risky play at the plate (he could have easily been thrown out) as well as a caught stealing of third base with just 1 out and the cleanup hitter at the plate. Bryce is now 6 for 12 with 2 homers and 3 RBIs on the season.
"THAT BALL IS ROCKED" - Bob Carpenter
The Nats went with an uneventful H-Rod (Or Mr. Henry as he is now known) 7th, Clippard in the 8th, and Stammen closing down the 9th. In case you are counting the Nats bullpen has a 0.00 ERA with 2 saves.
Despite having just one more hit than the Marlins (9 to 8) the Nats dominated the ballgame. The Marlins were a good warm-up, but they are far from a good baseball team. The Cincinnati Reds on the other hand, who the Nats begin a 3 game set with tomorrow, are the cream of the crop in the National League. It should be a real test for Haren, Detwiler, and even Strasburg.