The Miami Marlins had runners on first and second with no one out in a critical run-scoring situation in tonight's game against the Washington Nationals. With the game scoreless in the fifth inning, the Fish had the opportunity to bring home the first run of the season, but instead Kotchman grounded a ball up the middle that was fielded by starting pitcher GIo Gonzalez. Gonzalez delivered a 1-6-3 double play to leave the Marlins with just a runner on third and two out.
But beyond the loss of runners, the Marlins also lost their first baseman for the game. Kotchman took a slight tumble as he passed the bag at first and clutched his left leg after running out the ground ball. After the Marlins took the field again, it was not Kotchman but Greg Dobbs who took over at first base, as Kotchaman was pulled for a left leg injury. Fish Stripes will bring you all the details as the game progresses.