Washington Nationals lose seventh straight, 2-1 Miami Marlins in D.C.

Fedde vs the Fish:

With the way in which rosters change lately, and ever-changing lineups, you possibly can’t put an excessive amount of inventory in a pitcher’s profession numbers in opposition to a company, however nonetheless, Erick Fedde began the night time in opposition to the Miami Marlins in Nationals Park (4-0) in seven profession begins in opposition to the Fish in six seasons within the majors.

“His 1.43 ERA (6 ER/37.2 IP) is the bottom in opposition to any workforce in his profession (min. 2 GS),” Fedde’s membership highlighted of their pregame notes for tonight’s sport.

And, Fedde, “confronted the Marlins 4 occasions in 2021 posting a 1.61 ERA (4 ER/22.1 IP), pitching not less than 5.0 innings in every begin… Had a career-high 10 strikeouts in 6.1 innings on Aug. 24, 2021 at Miami,” the Nats wrote.

The 2014 first spherical choose was, nevertheless, coming off a 3 13-inning outing in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks, during which he gave up eight hits, one stroll, and 7 runs, six earned.

Fedde gave up a leadoff single by Jazz Chisholm after which one- and two-out walks to Jesús Aguilar and Jesús Sánchez, however Chisholm bought thrown out attempting to steal second earlier than the walks, sliding by the bag, and Aguilar and Sánchez have been stranded on the finish of a 22-pitch body for the Nats’ starter.

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Fedde retired six straight after the second stroll within the first, however he left a 3-1 sinker up within the zone for Aguilar within the Marlins’ slugger’s second plate look, and Aguilar crushed it, lining a two-out solo shot to left within the third to place the visiting workforce up 1-0 within the second of three for Miami in D.C.

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By the point he retired the facet so as within the fifth, Fedde had set 13 of 14 down going again to the highest of the primary, with the one he didn’t retire accountable for the one run he allowed.

Jacob Stallings singled with two down within the Marlins’ fifth, for simply the second hit after the primary inning, and Juan Soto made an ill-advised throw to first base on the play, searching for a cheeky out, however his large throw bought by Josh Bell at first, and the ball rolled into the digicam properly, gifting Stallings a base, earlier than a stroll to Jazz Chisholm, Jr. ended Fedde’s outing…

Erick Fedde’s Line: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks, 91 P, 55 S, 5/1 GO/FO.

Marlins’ Starters:

Sandy Alcantara restricted the Nationals to a run on six hits and three walks over six sturdy within the sequence opener on Tuesday, and tonight it was one other Miami right-hander, Pablo López, on the mound for the Marlins within the nation’s capital.

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López, 26, got here into the outing with a 0.52 ERA, a 1.63 FIP, three walks, 17 Ks, and a stingy .164/.203/.213 line in opposition to in three begins and 17 13 IP on the season, and he appeared just like the kind of pitcher who places up these numbers by 5 scoreless (which lowered his ERA all the way down to 0.40, with a 1.55 FIP).

A 13-pitch, 1-2-3 sixth, left López with a 0.39 ERA on the 12 months, and 84 pitches on the night time, with a 2-0 lead, and that was it for the right-hander tonight…

Pablo López’s Line: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks, 84 P, 55 S, 7/1 GO/FO.

Bullpen Motion:

Andres Machado inherited a two-on, two-out scenario within the fifth, and walked Jesús Aguilar to load the bases in entrance of Jorge Soler, who took the third consecutive free move from the Nationals’ pitchers, which pressured the second run of the sport throughout the plate, 2-0 Marlins.

Steve Cishek got here on for the highest of the sixth, and labored round a 1-out HBP and an error on a choose try at first base.

Erasmo Ramirez was the third pitcher out of the pen for the Nationals, and bought an inning-ending 5-4-3 DP after giving up a 1-0 out single to Jazz Chisholm, Jr. Nonetheless 2-0 Fish.

Marlins’ lefty Steven Okert took over for the visiting workforce within the backside of the seventh, bought two outs, however was changed on the mound after a two-out stroll to Keibert Ruiz. Up subsequent was Anthony Bass, and the righty struck Lane Thomas as much as hold it a 2-0 sport by seven.

Tanner Rainey bought some work within the high of the eighth, retiring the Marlins so as in a 21-pitch body.

Cesár Hernández reached base on a two-out error by Jesús Aguilar within the backside of the eighth. Tanner Scott changed Bass on the hill, with Juan Soto on the plate, and the lefty popped Soto up over the infield, however the Marlins’ couldn’t make the catch, with the ball dropping in simply out of Jazz Chisholm, Jr.’s attain on a windy night time in D.C. E:4.

Josh Bell stepped in subsequent, because the potential go-ahead run, and bought up 3-0, and walked to load the bases in entrance of Nelson Cruz, who got here up 0 for 3 with a Ok, bought up 3-1, and walked on a full rely slider within the filth from Scott, 2-1.

Anthony Bender got here on in opposition to Yadiel Hernández, with the bases nonetheless loaded, and despatched a fly ball to left-center, the place the wind knocked it down.

Kyle Finnegan retired the Nationals so as within the high of the ninth.

Bender bought extra work within the backside of the ninth, and gave a two-out double to left discipline by Maikel Franco, that bounced off the wall. Lucius Fox stepped in attempting to maintain hope alive as he appeared for his first MLB hit, however he fell behind 0-2 rapidly, and despatched a fly to left for out No. 3. Marlins win.

Nationals now 6-14