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Game Recap: Miami Marlins pound Washington Nationals, 8-2


Apr 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) connects for a three run home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s how this game went:  The Washington Nationals Dan Haren vs. The Miami Marlins Alex Sanabia.

First Inning: Nothing;

Second Inning: Nothing;

Third Inning: Nothing.

Apr 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; A detail view of the Miami Marlins run sculpture is seen before a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fourth Inning: For the Nationals, nothing; for the Marlins, a Ryan Zimmerman throwing error allows Polanco to get to first, which allows Greg Dobbs to single to left field to allow runners at the corners. Justin Ruggiano hits a line drive that scores Placido Palanco.  Marlins up 1-0.  Catcher Rob Brantly hits a slow bouncer that Harne tags him with to get the second out of the inning.  With runners at second and third, Adeiny Hechevarria CRUSHES a ball over the left field fence for a 4-0 Marlins lead!  Donovan Solano flies out to the left fielder to end the inning.

Fifth Inning: For the Nationals, out, out, and out.  No bases for the Nationals.  In the Marlins half of the inning, Alex Sanabia singles to right field.  Chris Coghlan would fly out to Jayson Werth.  Juan Pierre singles, then Polanco singles to load the bases with one out.  Greg Dobbs walks in the fifth Marlin run.  Marlins lead 5-0, which prompts Davey Johnson to pull Dan Haren and go to his bullpen.  Craig Stammen is now in to pitch for the Nationals with bases loaded for Justin Ruggiano who doubles and scores both Pierre and Polanco to make it a 7-0 Marlins lead.  Rob Brantly hits a hard ground ball to Ryan Zimmerman who bobbles the ball and allows Brantly to get a single.  Bases loaded again for Hechavarria who ends the inning hitting into a double play.

Sixth Inning:  For the Nationals, out; double; out; double, scoring one to make it a 7-1 Marlins lead; another double, making it a 7-2 Marlins lead and a popup to end the inning.  The Marlins half of the inning leads off with Donovan Solano who grounds out to Ryan Zimmerman for the first out of the inning.  Austin Kearns, who had heart issues earlier, was originally scratched from the lineup but eventually cleared to play by his cardiologist, comes in and strikes out swinging for the second out of the inning.  Coghlan grounds out to the shortstop to end the inning.

Seventh Inning:  For the Nationals, with A.J. Ramos pitching and reliving a fantastic job by Alex Sanabia for the Marlins, out, out, and out.  The Marlins half of the inning features a new pitcher for the Nationals, Henry Rodriguez.  Juan Pierre singles for his third hit of the night.  Pierre steals second base. Polanco gets robbed of a hit by Bernadina and Pierre steals third base.  Gregg Dobbs singles and scores Pierre to make the score 8-2 Marlins.  Justin Ruggiano flies out to Tyler Moore in left.  Rob Brantly then flies out to center field.

Eighth Inning: For the Nationals, single, out, out, and out.  In the Marlins half of the inning, Hechavarria leads off and grounds out to third.  Solano also grounds out to third.  Kyle Skipworth, looking for his first MLB hit, hits an infield popup to end the inning.

Ninth Inning: Mike Dunn in to pitch for the Marlins.  For the Nationals, single, out, double play, BALLGAME! MARLINS WIN!!!!

Thank you and good night.

Till next week kids!  Go Marlins!!!!