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A win today will give the Nats their fourth series victory at home–sixth overall–and put them three games over .500 for the second time this season.

 

The Nats bullpen is back at full strength after working with six relievers for the past eight games. The Nats selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Doug Slaten from Syracuse and designated left-handed pitcher Matt Chico for assignment.

 

In 11 appearances with Syracuse, Slaten worked 17.0 scoreless innings to earn the promotion. In those 17.0 innings, Slaten was touched for just 11 hits and issued one walk. He struck out 17.

 

The 30 year-old Slaten is 3-5 with 13 holds and a 3.68 ERA (33 ER/80.2 IP) in 126 career big league appearances spanning four seasons (2006-09) with Arizona. His finest season came in 2007, when he posted three wins, seven holds and a 2.72 ERA in a career-high 61 games to help the Diamondbacks earn a post-season berth.

 

Marlins (14-16):

1.    Chris Coghlan – LF

2.    Wes Helms – 3B

3.    Hanley Ramirez – SS

4.    Jorge Cantu – 1B

5.    Dan Uggla – 2B

6.    John Baker – C

7.    Cody Ross – CF

8.    Bryan Petersen – RF

9.    Anibal Sanchez – SP (1-2, 4.06 ERA)

 Nationals (16-14):

1.      Nyjer Morgan – CF

2.      Adam Kennedy – 2B

3.      Ryan Zimmerman – 3B

4.      Adam Dunn – 1B

5.      Josh Willingham – LF

6.      Ivan Rodriguez – C

7.      Roger Bernadina – RF

8.      Ian Desmond – SS

9.      Livan Hernandez – SP (4-1, 0.99 ERA)

Nats look to fry the Fish in game one

Marlins (13-15):

1.    Chris Coghlan – LF

2.    Gaby Sanchez – 1B

3.    Hanley Ramirez – SS

4.    Jorge Cantu – 3B

5.    Dan Uggla – 2B

6.    John Baker – C

7.    Cody Ross – CF

8.    Brett Carroll – RF

9.    Chris Volstad – SP (2-2. 4.45 ERA)

*Florida suffered its first three-game sweep of the season when it fell to San Francisco last night, 6- 3. Florida did not get a hit until the sixth frame and was limited to five hits on the night.

*As a team, Florida is hitting .312 with runners on base–tops in the Major Leagues–and are the only NL team hitting over .300 with ducks on the pond.

 

 Nationals (15-13):

1.      Nyjer Morgan – CF

2.      Cristian Guzman – 2B

3.      Ryan Zimmerman – 3B

4.      Adam Dunn – 1B

5.      Josh Willingham – LF

6.      Ivan Rodriguez – C

7.      Willie Harris – RF

8.      Ian Desmond – SS

9.     Craig Stammen – SP (1-1. 6.75)

*Washington won its first walk-off of the season last night, thanks to 7.1 hitless innings by Scott Olsen and Willie Harris’ single to center field to end the night.

*Washington is now 4-1 in rubber games this season.

*In last night’s win over Atlanta, Ivan Rodriguez hit his first homer as a member of the Nationals, which was also, coincidentally, his first long ball at Nationals Park. Rodriguez has now homered in 34 different ballparks, and will attempt to add to that total this summer when Washington visits Citi Field, AT&T Park and Chase Field.

 

Nats doomed by rain… again

dunn homerun.jpgThe Marlins beat the Nationals last night 7-5 in a rain-shortened game at Land Shark Stadium. While the Nats looked strong on the offensive end, they ran into trouble with their bullpen and defense. Adam Dunn inched closer to home run 300 with a two-run blast in the fifth to give the Nats a 5-1 lead. He sits on 298. Starter Craig Stammen looked strong pitching, and helped his cause by driving in two runs on a single in the fourth, but he faltered in the sixth when the Marlins cut the lead to 5-4 on a home run by Hanley Ramirez. In the seventh, Ramirez again did some damage with a two-run, two-out single with the bases loaded. Jorge Cantu hit an RBI base hit before the game was suspended due to rain.

“It couldn’t happen an inning before?” Dunn said. “You’ve gotta think the baseball gods really do hate us.”

In other Nationals News:

- More details about yesterday’s trade

 

- A look at the Nationals ever-changing bullpen

- Newly signed Kobernus a steady, quality player

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