Anibal Sanchez with the ace outing as his offense explodes!

Strikeout by Anibal Sanchez; Photo by Sol Tucker for TalkNats

The Nats needed a laugher and got that from a nine run offensive explosion and a 7.0 inning one-run performance from Anibal Sanchez. The only reliever on this day who was called in from the bullpen was Ryne Harper. He closed out the game with 2.0 innings of work. 

Both Trea Turner and Luis Garcia got 3-hits each for the Nats. In the first inning, Juan Soto was robbed of a 2-run homer that was definitely going over the centerfield wall. With the 9-3 final score, it could have been well above double digits for sure just with that home run and several line drives that were caught plus a costly baserunning mistake early in the game by the Nats centerfielder.

With the three hits Turner had today in a 3-3 day, he is batting .316 with a .949 OPS. He also extended his hitting streak to nine games. The 20-year-old second baseman had a 3-4 day and got his batting average up to .357 with an .879 OPS. Garcia continues to impress at the back of the order.

It was good to see the Nats finally take it to the Marlins in the fourth game of this series. With the series tied at 2-2, the winner of Monday’s game will determine which team earns the series win.

Tomorrow, the Marlins have Pablo Lopez on the mound and he has been arguably their best starter with Sandy Alcantara out on the COVID-19 IL list, and Austin Voth will be on the mound for the Nats.

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