The Washington Nationals came out of the gate hot, but have cooled off to a 2-2 with the Florida Marlins going into the sixth inning. The Nats have been racking up the hits out hitting the Fish eight to one and all Nationals playing Saturday night have reached base at least once except for catcher Wilson Ramos and starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny. One mistake by Gorzelanny lead to the tie game.
The Nationals jumped right on top of Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad hitting four straight singles to start the game. The Nats plated two runs in the first inning and Gorzelanny completely shutdown the Marlins offense. However in the second inning Gorzelanny served up a pitch to John Buck who crushed it over the wall for a two run home run. The Nationals got a run back and took the lead in the fifth inning when Ian Desmond scored on a Jayson Werth sac fly.
Center fielder Roger Bernadina, fresh back from Triple-A Syracuse, singled on his first at-bat back in the Big Leagues. As lead off hitter he has gone 2-for-3 so far. First baseman Adam LaRoche's bat is beginning to get red hot as he had the two-RBI single in the first inning to begin the Nationals scoring.