The Marlins embarked on their first win streak of the 2011 season Wednesday night at Sun Life Stadium, coming back to beat the Washington Nationals for the second night in a row. (Hey, a two-game streak is still a streak).
It wasn't a great night for Chris Volstad, who lasted just five innings, and gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on four hits while walking four. But despite his struggles, Vols didn't let the game get out of hand, and gave the Marlins a chance to rally from four down to take the series from the Nats.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Chris Coghlan went 4-for-5 on the night, hitting a single and three doubles (tying a team record for most 2Bs in a game) and scored three of the Marlins seven runs.
- The bullpen (Sanches, Mujica, Hensley, Nunez) had a great night once again, tossing 4 scoreless frames for a total of 9 1/3 straight scoreless innings. Of course, Leo had to make it interesting and bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth (Zimmerman, no less), but manages to secure the save.
- The Fish didn't have a stellar night defensively, but they did manage to turn their first double play (4-6-3) of the season.
- John Buck came very close to hitting his second grand salami of the season, but upon review, it was ruled a 3-run triple. Which, you know, is pretty good too.
- Hanley managed to nab his first RBI of the season on a double off of Livan Hernandez. Hanley was 1-for-3 on the night with two walks.
The Marlins are now a game above .500, and go for the series win tonight.