It took only five innings of work, but it's not a stretch to say Jason Marquis' 2011 season has already supplanted his entire 2010 season in Washington. Marquis has allowed just one run on four hits, and most importantly, he has issued no free passes. Florida's Anibal Sanchez has answered with five innings of two run ball, with seven strikeouts.
The Nationals got on the board early, as Michael Morse singled, driving in Ryan Zimmerman. The Z-man has actually scored both Nats runs, as he added his first home run of the year in the third inning to make it 2-1 Washington.
Stud catching prospect Wilson Ramos has added two hits for Jim Riggleman's club, offsetting the empty at-bats of surprise starters Jerry Hairston Jr. and Alex "Stop calling me Joey" Cora.
Logan Morrison has been the lone offensive star for the Marlins so far, going two for two with his second home run of the year. The rest of his teammates have mustered just two hits combined.