Fish Cap: Marlins 5, Nationals 3


Even though the Nationals had the early lead, starting pitcher on the night Josh Johnson wanted to make sure he wanted to do everything he could to get the win -- both on the mound and in the batter's box.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 24,224

Hero of the Game: Giancarlo Stanton (+.223): 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Goat of the Game: Chris Coghlan (-.196): 0-for-3, RBI

Play of the Game: No drama here - Stanton's solo shot in the 7th (+1.00).

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Mother Nature tried to put a damper on the Marlins (29-22) by nearly putting the Marlins dugout in a foot of water. However, it was the Marlins who did all the cleaning by finishing a sweep of the Nationals (29-21) in a 5-3 win at Marlins Park.

It all started by Giancarlo Stanton as he brought in Omar Infante in the first. Infante reached by getting his 18th double of the season.

Roger Bernadina did some damage for the Nationals, drawing the first couple runs for the Nationals and during his attempt for a triple in the fourth, Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez seemed to have gotten spiked on Bernadina's slide. Bryan Petersen received an assist.

Ramirez stayed in the game, and good thing he did as he doubled in the fifth leading to John Buck driving him in later on.After Buck reeled in Ramirez to score, the Nationals had no answer.

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 including fouling off a Josh Johnson breaking ball off of his ankle. Harper would also remain in the game.

Johnson (3-3) went six innings and allowed three earned runs off of seven hits while striking out five and walking only one.

Johnson wasn't the only one that has had struggles having an impressive outing on the mound Wednesday. Closer Heath Bell came in to close out the sweep allowing only one hit and striking out two but did walk a batter. He got his 10th save of the season.

For Washington, Chien-Ming Wang received his first loss as a National allowing four earned runs on seven hits in four innings. If there was one positive for the former Yankee and his fellow Washington pitchers, they forced Miami to hit only 3-for-10 RISP.

Miami leaves their home to go face the Phillies in a four-game set starting Thursday.

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