The power of Ryan Zimmerman, the pitching of Scott Olsen and the glove of Njyer Morgan led the Nats over the Florida Marlins, 7-1. The Nats are currently in second place in the NL East.
Scott Olsen had another good start by pitching 6 innings of shut out ball. Brian Brueny came in and was not as sharp and gave up a run in less of an inning. Tyler Clifford came in to relieve Brueny and shut down the Marlin but he got some serious help from the defense. The bases were loaded and the score at the time was 5-1 with two outs. Marlins' Ronnie Paulino hit a stinking line drive to center field which ended up in up in Nyjer Morgan's glove after he dived for the ball. Clifford's response to the play was WOW! Miguel Batista ended the game for the Nationals in the ninth.
The Nats scored 7 runs on 13 hits. Ryan Zimmerman led the Nats with 3 hits and 3 RBI. Ryan hit two homers in the game which was his first multi-homer game this year.