Welcome back to the bottom of the division, Natstown. The Washington Nationals were humiliated by the Florida Marlins in front of a home crowd at Nationals Park on Tuesday night in a 11-2 loss. With the loss the Nationals officially drop to last place in the NL East, a spot they've held since 2005.
Nothing seemed to go right for the Nationals. Their pitching failed them, their offense went on a cold spell (again) and they could not take advantage of or open up any opportunities. It was a vicious beating that saw starter Jordan Zimmermann go six innings giving up six runs on eight hits. Tuesday night was a night that saw reliever Henry Rodriguez completely implode in the ninth and surrender five runs in the inning.
While the Marlins hammered the Nats for 13 hits the Nationals merely put together three. The only Nationals runs came off a Laynce Nix solo homerun in the fifth and a Michael Morse RBI double in the sixth.
The Nationals record is 49-53.