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Nationals Sweep Marlins In Four-Game Series

After getting swept by the Dodgers at home, the Nationals traveled to Miami to face the Marlins, the last-place team in the NL East, where Washington swept them in a four-game series, with a 3-1 win on Friday, an 11-4 blowout victory on Saturday, a miraculous 12-9 comeback win, and a 7-2 victory on Monday night.

This four-game sweep now puts the Nationals at 14-14 on the season, marking the first time the team is at .500 since July 2nd, 2021. It’s also just the second time the Nats have won four games in a row since the start of 2022.

In Friday’s victory, Joey Meneses came through with two RBIs, where he grounded into a double play and drove in Jacob Young to tie it at 1-1 in the sixth inning, and then hit a two-RBI single to put Washington up 3-1 in the eighth.

Trevor Williams got the start on the mound and pitched for five innings, but reliever Derek Law struck out five Marlins batters and was credited with the win.

On Saturday, Washington originally trailed 1-0, but beginning in the top of the third, the team came alive by dominating Miami to score 11 unanswered runs.

Jacob Young had an impressive performance by going 2-for-4 at the plate with four runs and an RBI, while Jesse Winker also had two hits, including a grand slam home run in the top of the fifth, and Trey Lipscomb went 3-for-4 and scored a run.

Washington also got a couple more homers in the top of the seventh from Keibert Ruiz and Nick Senzel, who later got another RBI by grounding out to shortstop and sending home Lipscomb to make it 11-1. C.J. Abrams also hit an RBI triple in the seventh inning.

Mitchell Parker made his third MLB start after two unexpected victories, but was pulled after four innings where he allowed six hits. Reliever Jacob Barnes got the win instead.

On Sunday, the Nationals gave up six runs in the first inning and trailed 7-0 after the second, but Washington went on to score 10 unanswered runs and two more insurance runs for the remarkable comeback victory.

This was Washington’s largest road comeback victory since the infamous “Dan Uggla Game” against the Atlanta Braves nine years to the day on April 28th, 2015.

Senzel was the true MVP in the contest as he launched a couple of homers, including a two-run 404-foot bomb to center in the top of the fourth, and then a three-run home run to put the Nationals ahead 9-7 in the fifth, finishing with five RBIs.

Young also had another stellar game going 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs, while Lipscomb also had three hits along with three runs, and Abrams also knocked in two runs.

Law once again got the win in relief of Patrick Corbin after his rough start.

Finally, on Monday night, Abrams hit a two-run homer in the top of the third for his team-leading seventh home run of the season. He later scored on Andrew Nardi’s wild pitch in the seventh.

Jesse Winker managed to get zero hits but two RBIs, as he got walked with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, and then grounded into a fielder’s choice to second and sent home Young.

Meneses and Ildemaro Vargas also finished with an RBI each, while starter Jake Irvin went six innings and was credited with his second victory of the season.

Harry Lichtman
Harry Lichtmanhttps://mlbreport.com/
Washington Nationals Beat Reporter | Frostburg State University Class of 2018 | Resident of Potomac, MD


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