Stat Wrap: Nationals Beat Marlins 7-0
My that was baseball at its best last night. Two young pitchers at the top of their game, mowing through the opposition, as established star Stephen Strasburg and rising talent Adam Conley matched each other strikeout for strikeout across six scoreless innings.
And then…well Channel 4’s Ron Burgundy has the call.
Yes, things certainly did at that, Ron. Conley tired rapidly, serving up back to back homers to the Brawny Paper Towel Man and Wilson Ramos. Strasburg extended the inning with a two single, and Conley exited the game with two men on and two outs. Newly arrived reliever Nick Wittgren walked the only batter he faced in his MLB debut, setting up a Chris Narveson–Bryce Harper bases loaded showdown that was about as predictable as the plot of a Nicholas Sparks movie. A bonus Ryan Zimmerman home run later, and pitching regained control for the remainder.
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So last night was an odd one, but at the end of the day, the Miami Marlins lost their sixth home game in seven tries, losing in blowout fashion to Washington Nationals by a final score of 7-0.
And now we Stat Wrap.
- Conley’s line through 6 IP: 8 Ks, 3 H, 0 ER
- At 6 2/3 IP: 8 Ks, 8 H, 4 ER. Until then, better than Strasburg.
- And two of those runs were surrendered by Chris Narveson.
- Conley has 19 Ks through less than 14 IP this year.
- Ichiro Watch: With a pinch-hit single, make it 2,940.
- Nothing else positive happened that wasn’t Conley related.
- The starting lineup produced only four hits.
- Nick Wittgren made his MLB debut, walking his only batter.
- The four home runs allowed in the 7th inning were a respective franchise best and worst for the Nationals and Marlins.