The Marlins were going for their first three game sweep of the season. Of course, technically, when they completed a four game sweep of the Mets in May that would constitute a winning three in-a-row against a team. But this is no time to get pedantic.
This is how the story went.
Really nothing much happened in the first inning, though Ricky Nolasco did have to pitch out of a very minor jam. The second inning would be where the scoring started. Dan Uggla walked to leadoff the inning and with one out Mike Stanton hit an on further review home run. To give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
Ricky would deal for the rest, or most, of his time on the mound.
That score would last until the eighth, when Danny singled to left and Cody singled to right to put Danny on the third base bag. Eventually, Danny scored on a wild pitch and that would bring the game total to 4-0 Marlins.
In the ninth, Hanley Ramirez and Gaby walked. Danny singled to bring home Hanley. 5-0 Marlins.
Ricky was only able to make it through six scoreless innings, but the bullpen actually shined when Jose Veras was able to get him out of a jam in the seventh. Clay Hensley and Burke Badenhop pitched a perfect 8th and 9th respectfully.
When it was all said and done, the Marlins pitchers shutout the Nationals and the Fish got their first three-game sweep of the season. The Marlins are now one game over .500 and that ain't bad, considering we were just a few days ago.
And oh, Hanley really owes this lady a beer. Talk about alcohol abuse.
The team should be in Cincinnati by now. The upcoming series probably won't be easy, but then again, nothing is.