What to Watch for: 8/3 – Game 2

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The Nationals jumped on the Marlins early for seven runs through the game’s first four frames and held on late for a 7-4 victory. Lefty Gio Gonzalez (13-5, 3.27) opposes right-hander Josh Johnson (6-7, 4.04) in the nightcap.

NATIONALS GAME 2 LINEUP

1. Lombardozzi 2B

2. Harper RF

3. Zimmerman 3B

4. LaRoche 1B

5. Morse LF

6. Espinosa SS

7. Bernadina CF

8. Leon C

9. Gonzalez LHP

ADAMVP

Adam LaRoche extended his hitting streak to match a career-long at 11 games with an RBI-single in the first inning and finished the afternoon 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. LaRoche has batted .463 (19-for-41) with three walks, five home runs, seven runs scored and 12 RBI over that span.

JUST LANNAN BEING LANNAN

John Lannan, recalled from Triple-A Syracuse for doubleheader spot start for the second time in two weeks, turned in another solid performance to again earn the win. The lefty allowed three runs in 6.0 innings of work and is now 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA between in his two starts this year.

WALK THIS WAY

Nationals batters drew nine walks, including seven through the first four innings. Washington fell one base on balls shy of its season high, set all the way back on April 11 at Citi Field against the Mets.

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