Lannan gets rare win as Nats top Marlins
A steady rain and the Washington
The game was called after a 53-minute delay in the bottom of the ninth inning. The
Rain also halted play for 2 hours, 10 minutes in the sixth.
Lannan (9-11) allowed one run and six hits in five innings. He did not return after the first delay. It was his first win since Aug. 5, also against Florida.
“I’m pretty happy with today,” Lannan said. “I wish the rain didn’t come but I’m glad we got the win. I was locating my fastball, my curveball felt good today. The
Last-place Washington won for the third time in four games.
“We know we are not going anywhere in the standings, but the guys are playing with intensity, they are playing hard and I appreciate that,”
“Five walks in three innings is not me. That’s definitely trouble,” Volstad said.
Harris scored on a wild pitch, and
“He was struggling with his command,” Orr said. “He left the ball a little bit up and I took advantage.”
Guzman singled in Harris in the fourth off reliever
“Tough series for us. Definitely not what we wanted,” said Ross, adding that the rain wasn’t a factor in the loss. “When you’re losing the whole time it just makes it miserable. The steady rain just compounds that terrible feeling you have inside.”
Dukes has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games. He returned to the lineup after missing Saturday’s game with a stiff lower back. …