Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nats Embarrass Mets in Extras

(Photo - Joe Drugan/Capitol Baseball 2011)

It was one of those ugly starts for Jason Marquis that Nats fans have come accustomed to seeing. Give up a couple runs to start the game, put your Ryan Zimmerman-less offense in a rut to start the game. But then Marquis settled down and put together a pretty spectacular start, ultimately giving up just 3 earned runs and striking out 9.

The 9 K's counted for Marquis best performance since September 4, 2004 (h/t Adam Kilgore). Marquis ERA on the season is now 3.65, proving his worth in earning $7.5 million.

The Nats offense tied the game in the 8th inning when Pudge got the first of his two clutch hits in this game. The Nats ultimately tied the game in the 8th but still the Nats left the bases loaded.

Adam LaRoche led off the 11th inning with a single and got scarified to 2nd by PH Jordan Zimmermann, but more bad news for the middle of the Nats lineup came when LaRoche was pulled from the game. No news on what the injury is yet, but with his partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, the bad news keeps coming for Adam.

Factor in Ryan Zimmerman's lingering abdominal issues and Jayson Werth's continued struggles at the plate, the middle of the lineup might be in for some serious struggles over the next 7-10 days.


  1. Mets "relief" pitcher Boyer optioned right after the game. Pudge had a good day - in my opinion, he will actually play better when he plays less - more recovery time, less wear and tear on the body. Any guesses on how many of our players hit the DL tomorrow?

  2. But the Mets won on Saturday :)

  3. macmom - I'm guessing none to the DL... tomorrow, though I'd imagine Zimm will end up on the list before the Phils come to town on Tuesday.

    KNR - but the Nats took the series.