Nationals Reaction: 4-Run 2nd Leads To Win On Werth’s Birthday
By Ricky Keeler
Check out our three takeaways from last night’s 4-1 Nationals win over the Miami Marlins
Last night, the Nationals (26-16) defeated the Miami Marlins (21-20) in the first game of their three game series as they are now 3-1 on this current six-game road trip. It only took one inning for the Nats to score all their runs, but it ended up being the difference as the team scored all four runs in the second inning.
Dusty Baker decided to give Ben Revere the night off as Michael Taylor took his spot in center field and in the leadoff spot of the batting order. One of those runs in the second came via a two-run home run by Taylor against Justin Nicolino. Taylor was one of two home runs in the inning along with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
As for Tanner Roark, he had lost his prior three outings to the Marlins this season, but he bounced back in a big way as he held the Miami offense to one run and pitched into the seventh inning. The only mistake that Roark made in the game was when Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With the win, the Nats are now ten games over .500 and they lead the Phillies by two games in the NL East heading into today’s action. Before Joe Ross (who turned 23 today) takes on Marlins’ ace Jose Fernandez tonight at Marlins Park (7:15 p.m ET, FOX), check out my three takeaways from last night’s 4-1 win:
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