WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Starting pitcher Javier Vazquez #23 of the Florida Marlins reacts on the mound after giving up two runs to the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park on May 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The first inning once again proved to be Javier Vazquez's achilles heel in the Marlins series finale in DC. Javy allowed six runs in the first, which equaled a deficit the Fish couldn't overcome, and they fell 8-4 to the Nats.
The Marlins scored four runs off of Jason Marquis. Mike Stanton hit a sac fly in the second to put the Fish on the board, and Brett Hayes took advantage of his start, contributing an RBI single to make it 6-2. In the seventh, RBI hits by Greg Dobbs and Chris Coghlan added two more runs to the Marlins' total, but it wasn't enough.