What to Watch For: 9/9

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Miami Marlins (62-78) vs. Washington Nationals (86-53)

RHP Ricky Nolasco (11-12, 4.64) vs. RHP Edwin Jackson (9-9, 3.63)

After a two-and-a-half hour rain delay stalled the game with Washington trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth, Jayson Werth homered in the ninth to tie the game, then Corey Brown won it in the 10th on a bases-loaded, RBI-single. The Nationals look to birthday boy Edwin Jackson (29) as they go for the series win over the Marlins and their ninth win of the 11-game homestand.

NATIONALS LINEUP

1. Lombardozzi 2B

2. Harper CF

3. Werth RF

4. LaRoche 1B

5. Morse LF

6. Tracy 3B

7. Espinosa SS

8. Suzuki C

9. Jackson RHP

HOMER, SWEET HOMER

With four home runs in yesterday’s 7-6, rain-delayed, extra-inning, come-from-behind victory the Nationals set a few notable marks. Werth’s game-tying blast in the ninth inning was the 165th home run of the season for Washington, the most a team has hit since baseball returned to D.C. in 2005. The previous high was 164 by the 2006 squad. In addition, the Elias Sports Bureau notes that the Nationals four home runs yesterday gives them 20 in their last five games. They’re the first team with 20 homers over five games since the Braves did it in July of 2006.

JACKSON GOES FOR 10 AND 5

Edwin Jackson take to the hill this afternoon against the Miami Marlins looking for his 10th win of the season, which would mark his fifth consecutive double-digit win campaign.

WE’RE GOING STREAKING

Ryan Zimmerman (13) and Danny Espinosa (10) have each built double-digit hitting streaks. Zimmerman is hitting .333 (19-for-57) with three doubles, a triple, four homers, 13 RBI, four walks and 10 runs scored during his streak. Espinosa is 15-for-40 (.375) with four doubles, two homers, six RBI, and seven runs scored over his stretch.

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