Nats bats go silent against Fernandez, Fall 1-0 to Fish

Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals meets with pitching coach Mike Maddux and teammates on the mound during the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

By Michael Marzzacco

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez struck out 12 batters over the course of eight innings as the Nats offense struggled. At one point in the game, 21 batters were retired in a row until one-out bloop single off the bat of Wilson Ramos ended it. Tanner Roark had a good outing but allowed the first and only run the Marlins needed to blank the Nats 1-0.

Roark gave up a two-out, opposite field home run in the sixth by Giancarlo Stanton opposite field.

The Braves beat the Mets, trimming the Nats magic number to four. The series finale from Miami is tonight at 7:05.


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