A baseball fan on Twitter asked, "Which of these teams came off a four game sweep and which one game off a doubleheader loss?" Indeed, it would be hard to tell watching Friday's game between the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals. The Nationals came off a four game sweep of the New York Mets, but the trail the Marlins, losers of a doubleheader, 3-0.
Nationals starter John Lannan was looking for his 10th win of the season, but that is in jeopardy if the offense can't produce some runs. Lannan has gone six innings giving up three runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out only one. It looked like Lannan would have another short night as he ran into trouble in the second and third innings. Florida's John Buck hit a RBI single in the second and Mike Stanton hit a RBI double in the third while Gaby Sanchez added an RBI to his tally. However, Lannan recovered and sent the Marlins down for the next three innings.
Going into the seventh the Nationals have only mustered three hits.