After watching the Marlins walk off against them the night before, the Nats’ big boppers made sure it wouldn’t happen again, and they defeated the Fish 12-3 last night. Edinson Volquez came apart in the fifth inning when he gave up four of his six earned runs.
Marcell Ozuna homered again for Miami, his 19th. This is your kind reminder to Vote Ozuna into the All-Star game, which (as you will recall) is in Miami this year. He is currently fifth in the outfield balloting while the third (read: final starting) and fourth spots are being held down by the less deserving Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist. He has to close a gap of a little over 100,000 votes in the next eight days. You can vote five times a day up to 35 times max. Go now!
Bad news down on the farm, as Marlins no. 1 prospect and 2016 first-round pick Braxton Garrett had Tommy John surgery and will be out for 12-14 months. Roy Morales, a catcher in the system, was also suspended 80 games for a PED violation.
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How ‘bout some night moves for the Seagers! First, reigning NL Rookie of the Year Corey went deep three times for the Dodgers and fell just shy of history as his last at bat ended in a fly out at the warning track. Then, older brother Kyle ended the last game of the evening with a walk-off single in the tenth to put the Mariners over the Tigers.
Speaking of Dodgers and rookies of the year, Cody Bellinger made more history, becoming the fastest rookie to 22 homers, needing just 52 games. He also became the first rookie ever to hit ten homers in a ten game span.
Some words of wisdom before I go: do not mess with Adrian Beltre’s head. That is all.