Ryan Zimmerman renames Marlins venue Sun Life Stadiu; Nats win 9-3

After lengthy delay, Nationals beat Marlins, 9-3
Sloppy conditions, clean performance
When I saw the twitpics of the standing water at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphin/Dolphins/Land Shark/SunLife Stadium last night, I went to bed assured that the Washington Nationals would be playing in a doubleheader today against the Florida Marlins. I was kind of looking forward to it actually.

It did not work out that way.

But it did work out.

Playing in conditions better fit for water-skiing than baseball, the Nats pounded the Marlins 9-3. Ryan Zimmerman hit a 3-run homer that broke the scoreboard Nationals Enquirer. The “m” in SunLife Stadium was a casualty, so from this point on, we’re calling it SunLife Stadiu. Adam Dunn homered for the 33rd time as well, 3 run shot to left-center.

Jason Marquis
continued his climb to mediocrity, winning his first game for D.C. in eight decisions. His ERA has plummeted to 8.13.

Game changer indeed

The Nats have won 4 out of 5.

Orlando Hernandez abruptly leaves the Harrisburg Senators, Washington Nationals
El Duque” walks away [updated]Nats Insider
Orlando Hernandez aka El Duque has left the Nats organization. When he found out he would not be a September call-up, he left the Harrisburg Senators. The half-brother of LIVAN!, El Dugue was expected by some to mentor another Cuban defector, Yunesky Maya.


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