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Nationals-Marlins: Good, Bad & Ugly of Washington’s 9-6 Loss

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

Yesterday, the Washington Nationals blew a ninth-inning lead for the second time in as many days and dropped to 1-9 on the season.


The Result

For the second day in a row, Washington closer Joel Hanrahan blew a save in the ninth inning, surrendering a tying home run to the Florida Marlins' Jeremy Hermida. Then, two innings later, Hermida won the game by homering off Wil Ledezma, and the Nats lost 9-6 to the Fighting Fish.

Florida is now 10-1 on the season, with five of those victories over the Nationals. Washington is 1-9 and losing players to injury at an alarming rate.

Outfielder Roger Bernadina, starting in center field because Elijah Dukes was benched for being late to the ...

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