Miami 5, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 3, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Toby Basner,
Attendance - 32334

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 5 11 2
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 49-58 27-27 22-31 W1
Washington 63-43 30-22 33-21 L1

Recap


Marlins 5, Nationals 2:
Josh Johnson outdueled Gio Gonzalez and Carlos Lee drove in three runs to earn visiting Miami a doubleheader split.

Jose Reyes extended his career-high hitting streak to 22 games with a 3-for-5 effort and Greg Dobbs added an RBI single for the Marlins, who dropped the opener 7-4.

Johnson (7-7), who was the subject of several trade rumors prior to Tuesday’s deadline, ended up staying with the only franchise for which he has ever played and turned in one of his better efforts against Washington. The right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits, striking out nine and walking none over 8 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez (13-6) held the Marlins off the board until the sixth, when Reyes’ single loaded the bases with two outs. Lee followed and lined a first-pitch fastball into center for a two-run single.

Dobbs added an RBI single to make it 3-1.

Lee delivered an RBI groundout in the eighth off Gonzalez, who was charged with four runs on nine hits. The left-hander struck out 10 and did not walk a batter.

The Marlins tacked on an insurance run in the ninth on Emilio Bonifacio’s RBI single.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Game 1 starters John Lannan (Washington) and Brad Hand (Miami) will both be returned to the minors after serving as their respective team’s 26th man for the doubleheader. … Nationals OF Jayson Werth got the nightcap off after scoring twice in the opener. Werth (wrist), who came off the disabled list Thursday, will get occasional rest. … The Nationals will have to make another roster move Saturday, when newly acquired C Kurt Suzuki joins the team.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Washington
Josh Johnson Player Gio Gonzalez
Win W/L Loss
8.2 IP 8.0
9 Strikeouts 10
5 Hits 9
1.04 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Miami   Washington
Jose Reyes Player Michael Morse
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 11 0 13 .297 11 10 5 2 1 2
Washington 5 0 8 .156 11 10 1 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .603 after a win and .581 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Marlins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .424 after a loss.