Max Scherzer Loses No-Hitter, Nats Lose the Ballgame

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By Michael Marzzacco

Max Scherzer pitched another gem but the effort was wasted as the Nationals dropped the series finale to the Marlins 2-1 thanks to a late rally by the Fish. Scherzer struck out his first six batters he faced, setting the stage to another special outing for the ace.

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Nats Fry the Fish 12-3

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals rebounded with a 12-3 win over the Marlins thanks to multi-RBI nights from Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Gio Gonzalez had a strong outing over the course of seven innings, only giving up three runs while striking out eight. The Nats go for the series win today at 12:10 p.m. with Max Scherzer on the hill

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Nationals Minor League Notebook: June 19 Which Prospect Won the Home Run Derby?

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Hagerstown Suns and Potomac Nationals are each in the midst of the All Star break for their respective A leagues. The Carolina League and South Atlantic League All Star Games take place tonight at Salem, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Compiled via team press releases:

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Roark’s Struggles Continue as Nats Fall to Marlins

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals got out to a 6-0 lead before Tanner Roark gave it up. It was Roark’s third poor start in a row and ever since his bobblehead day he hasn’t been the same. The dagger came in the third inning when the Marlins tied it with a six-run inning capped off by a grand slam by Justin Bour.

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Nats Gear Up for Game of Thrones Night by Hiding Dragon Eggs

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By Michael Marzzacco

Winter is coming this Friday night at Nationals Park. The team’s promotion in their first home game after their seven-game road trip is “Game of Thrones” night. The Nationals will hide 10 prize-filled dragon eggs on Tuesday morning in scattered locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Series Preview: Nationals @ Marlins

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By Michael Marzzzacco

Monday June 19: Tanner Roark (6-4, 4.39 ERA) vs. Justin Nicolino (0-1, 4.15 ERA) 7:10 p.m. MASN 2
Tuesday June 20: Gio Gonzalez (6-1, 2.89 ERA) vs. Edinson Volquez (3-7, 3.72 ERA) 7:10 p.m. MASN
Wednesday June 21: Max Scherzer (8-4, 2.26 ERA) vs. Dan Straily (5-4, 3.58 ERA) 12:10 p.m. MASN

After a strong series that saw the Nationals take three out of four games against the New York Mets, the Nationals continue their seven game road trip against another NL East rival. The Nats flew out of crazy and noisy New York City and now head to sunny Miami to take on the Marlins. The three game set from Marlins Park begins Monday night with Tanner Roark up against Justin Nicolino.

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