WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Rogers supplied his longest outing of the season by permitting one run in six innings, and the Miami Marlins stretched their successful streak to 5 video games with a 3-2 sweep-completing victory over the reeling Washington Nationals on Thursday.
Rogers (1-3) got here in with a 6.94 ERA however lowered that to five.09 after giving up simply two hits in opposition to a Nationals lineup that has produced merely 16 runs throughout an eight-game dropping skid.
Cole Sulser labored round a leadoff stroll within the ninth to get his first save of 2022 in his first probability.
Patrick Corbin (0-4) misplaced once more for Washington, regardless of his greatest outing of the season, with three runs — two earned — and 4 hits in six-plus innings.
The Marlins improved to 10-8 and are surprisingly in second place within the NL East after a 1-4 begin. The Nationals, fifth within the division in every of the 2 seasons since successful the 2019 World Series, are there once more and fell to 6-15.
Neither membership was precisely excellent Thursday, by any means. Plenty of misplays, wayward pitches, and so on.
The Nationals went forward 1-0 within the first on Josh Bell’s RBI double to proper after a wild pitch and a handed ball helped get César Hernández to 3rd following a leadoff single.
Miami made it 1-all with an unearned run within the third, when the Nationals made two miscues: a throwing error on shortstop Lucius Fox — a rookie who can also be 0 for 20 and drew consideration by vomiting on the sector throughout Sunday’s sport — and a fielding error on middle fielder Victor Robles. Jon Berti drove residence the tying run with a double.
Corbin pitched into the seventh for the primary time this season however that didn’t go nicely as soon as he bought there. Brian Anderson led off with a double after Robles twisted and turned and could not discover the ball, dropping his hat and sun shades within the course of.
A scary second got here subsequent: Corbin hit Miguel Rojas on the flap of his helmet. Rojas tried to spin out of the way in which and ended up face-down within the grime close to the plate. Corbin instantly dropped to his knees in entrance of the mound and bowed his head on the infield grass.
Marlins supervisor Don Mattingly and a coach got here out to verify on Rojas, who rubbed the suitable aspect of his jaw whereas kneeling. Rojas remained within the sport and ultimately went to first base; as quickly as he did, Nationals supervisor Dave Martinez walked from his dugout to the mound and eliminated Corbin.
Righty reliever Victor Arano entered, and Mattingly went to a left-handed pinch hitter, Jesús Sánchez, who promptly singled within the go-ahead run. After a groundout produced the primary out of the inning, Arano’s wild pitch allowed one other run in to provide Miami a 3-1 lead.
Washington pulled inside one run on consecutive doubles by Robles and Hernández, however Bell struck out to finish the risk.
The Marlins optioned LHP Daniel Castano to Triple-A Jacksonville and recalled RHP Zach Pop from that minor league group. Pop was 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in 50 reduction appearances for Miami final season as a rookie.
Marlins: Return to Miami for a six-game homestand that begins Friday in opposition to Seattle. RHP Elieser Hernandez (1-1, 5.87 ERA) begins the opener.
Nationals: Head out on a three-city, nine-game street journey, beginning at San Francisco. RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1 8.31), who performed for the Giants final season, shall be on the mound evening for Washington. The Giants swept a four-game collection at Nationals Park final week.
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