After defeating the Washington Nationals (10-3) Monday night 6-1 and snapping their own four game losing streak, the Miami Marlins (4-8) probably expected another big win Tuesday evening.
There was a big win last night, but it wasn’t by the Marlins.
The Nationals bounced back after Monday night’s loss to dismantle the Marlins 7-0.
What makes the night better for the Nationals and worse for the Marlins? All seven runs by the Nationals came in just one inning.
Up until the top of the seventh inning, neither team was on the board. But Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos changed that after hitting back to back homers and Bryce Harper put an exclamation point on the inning with his second career grand slam homer.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 20, 2016
Ryan Zimmerman ended the scoring with a homer of his own, his first of the season.
Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg got the win, tossing eight shutout innings with 10 strikeouts.
For the Marlins, starter Adam Conley pitched shutout ball until the seventh inning and left with eight strikeouts after allowing four runs. Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Conley did well, but probably just exhausted himself.
The teams play again tonight in Miami.