September 21, 2021 3:21 am
Zimmerman, Fedde power Nationals to 8-2 victory over Marlins

Zimmerman, Fedde power Nationals to 8-2 victory over Marlins

WASHINGTON (AP). — Ryan Zimmerman hit a home run, Erick Fedde pitched five strong innings, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night 8-2.

After being out of the game for six innings and three thirds, the Nationals scored quickly and produced 14 wins in their second consecutive win.

Fedde (7) beat the Marlins 2-0. He allowed a run on three hits and eight strikeouts, with no walks. On Aug. 24, he gave up a run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Fedde moved to 4-0 with an 1. 10 ERA in six career starts versus Miami.

“Maybe because they have a lot of younger players on their roster, but I know some guys that I have faced before, and I may feel more comfortable against those guys,” Fedde stated. It’s nice to know that you can count on a team when you go out there .”

Juan Soto had 3 hits, an RBI, and a walk for Washington. Keibert Ruiz also had 3 hits.

” I really liked the way we approached tonight. Nationals bench coach Tim Bogar stated that we didn’t extend the zone much. “We hit some great pitches. I appreciated the patience, especially in difficult situations. I didn’t try to do too much .”

Bogar ran the club in Dave Martinez’s place. He had to have a medical procedure earlier that day.

Lewin Diaz homered twice for the Marlins and is 5 for 10 with four runs scored in his last three games. Recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Sept. 8, the 23-year-old rookie is hitting . 190 is the season’s code.

” “When you see a game such as this, it shows you how good he can be,” Don Mattingly, manager, said. “We knew we were going to get extended at-bats for Lewin, and it’s a chance for him to show he can you consistent good at-bats.”

Miami starter Jesus Luzardo (5-8), drafted by the Nationals in 2016, allowed four runs on seven hits and was lifted after 4 1/3 innings.

Zimmerman’s 14th homer of the season, an opposite-field blast into the upper deck in right-center, gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the second.

“I felt that I could get him using the fastball,” Luzardo stated. “I just missed my spot and left it up for him.”

Washington led 4-1 before Diaz’s second home run cut it to 4-2 in the seventh. The Nationals won with a four-run eighth, which included two bases-loaded walks.

AND OTO GOES

Soto reached base in 17 his last 18 game. He’s 25 during that stretch. 410 ) with two doubles, a triple, four homers, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: Mattingly said RHP Sandy Alcantara was fine the day after being hit on the left knee by a smash from Juan Soto in the fourth inning of an eight-inning, one-hit effort. C-OF Jorge Alfaro was available to pinch-hit for the left-calf tightness that left him unable to continue Saturday’s game.

Nationals – Martinez had an operation on his left leg Sept. 2, and was wearing a cast Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Trevor Rogers (7-7, 3. 73) will face the Nationals for the 3rd time this season. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 4. 50 ERA and nine strikeouts in 10 innings. He hasn’t won since June 10, and the Marlins are 2-7 in his nine starts since.

Nationals – LHP Josh Rogers (0-1, 3. 65),, who signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals last June, makes his third appearance for Washington. He has allowed 12 hits in 12 1/3 innings, while walking four and striking out six.

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