Nats’ Killer Martin Prado congratulates teammate Miguel Rojas after he scored one of the seven runs Miami plated against Washington in the Marlins’ victory over the Nats on Saturday evening.
NATIONALS’ RECORD- 23-14
WP- Urena (1-0) LP- Roark (2-3)
HR- Bour, Mia (6)
STARS OF THE GAME
Third Star- Justin Bour
The former George Mason University ballplayer drilled a long home run off of Nats’ starter Tanner Roark in the third inning for his sixth career home run against Washington and his fifth career blast at Nationals Park.
Second Star- Jose Urena
The slender Miami reliever threw three solid innings, allowing only two hits and one run, to earn his second career victory. Urena’s effort came on the heels of his throwing 23 pitches in an inning of work in the first game of the day/night doubleheader.
Star of the Game- Marcel Ozuna
The multi-talented Marlins’ outfielder was 3 for 5 on the game, with two runs, two RBI and his third triple of the season.
Valiant in Defeat- Sammy Solis
With starter Tanner Roark leaving the game after five tough innings, the Nats needed some innings from their bullpen and Solis did the job. The lefty threw three hitless innings, striking out three and walking only one, to give most of the rest of the bullpen the evening off.
Marlins’ infielder Martin Prado has been a thorn in Washington’s side since his days in Atlanta, and the veteran continued his success against the Nats on Saturday evening. He went 3 for 4 with a run scored, moving his career batting average against Washington to .314 in 440 career at bats.
So far in 2016, the Marlins have been the one team Nats’ starter Roark has not been able to figure out. In three starts against Miami, Roark has allowed 14 earned runs in 15 innings pitched. In his other 34.1 innings pitched on the season, Roark has allowed only three earned runs.
Nats’ hitting machine Daniel Murphy was 2 for 4 on the game, marking the 19th multi-hit game of the year for the infielder. In games at Nationals Park this year, Murphy is hitting .422 with a 1.082 OPS.