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Good, Bad, and Ugly: Washington Nationals Lose Late Lead, Game to Marlins

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

THE RESULT: For the third day in a row, the Washington Nationals took a lead into the ninth inning. For the third day in a row, they lost. Today, it was a 7-4 loss to the Florida Marlins.  Michael Hinckley and Saul Rivera gave up one-run leads in the eighth and ninth innings respectively, and Rivera paid for it with his job.

Hinckley surrendered a solo home run with two outs in the eighth to Cody Ross to tie the game at three.

Rivera then walked Emilio Bonifacio, catcher John Baker doubled him in, walked Ross Gload intentionally, Jeremy Hermida walked unintentionally, and Ross delivered again, a three-run double that killed off the Nats in the first home Sunday game of the season.

The "relief" scu...

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