The Miami Marlins are by far the worst team in the National League and they were on the verge of possibly being swept in a four-game set on the road against the Washington Nationals. With the game tied at two in the top of the eighth-inning, Miguel Rojas hit a sacrifice fly for Miami and it lifted them to a 3-2 win over Washington.
Sergio Romo pitched a 1,2,3 bottom of the ninth inning in order to preserve the win for the Marlins. It was his 10th save of the season.
John Urena (3-6) was the winning pitcher for Miami. He only gave up four hits and two runs. Urena only gave up one walk and struck out four batters.
One of the biggest stories this season for the Nationals has been that whenever Max Scherzer starts the game, Washington doesn’t do a very good job of helping him out.
Scherzer pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and only one run. He also walked only one batter and struck out six.
The losing pitcher in this game for the Washington Nationals was Kyle Barraclough (1-2). He pitched one inning and gave up one hit and one run. Barraclough gave up one hit and one run. He also struck out a batter.
In the top of the third-inning, Neil Walker hit an RBI single for the Marlins and Miami went up 1-0.
In the bottom of the fifth-inning, Brian Dozier hit a sacrifice fly and Max Scherzer hit an RBI single for Washington and they took a 2-1 lead after that.
Harold Ramirez grounded into a fielder’s choice to the shortstop for the Miami Marlins in the top of the seventh-inning and Miami tied the game at 2 because of it and the rest was history.
The next series for the Miami Marlins will be a three-game set at home against the San Francisco Giants starting on Tuesday night. The next series for the Washington Nationals will be a two-game set on the road against the Atlanta Braves starting on Tuesday night.