Apr 21, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
US Presswire photo
Rick Ankiel and Ross Detwiler each came up big during tonight’s win over Miami.
Davey Johnson couldn’t wait to face the Miami Marlins. They’re not the Nationals’ biggest rivals. They don’t have thousands of frenzied fans jamming Nationals Park. They just invariably win here.
Tonight, the Nationals reversed the trend, beating Miami 2-0 in a taut game before 24,640.
It was hardly easy. The Nationals got just four hits, three by Rick Ankiel, who made some outstanding plays: at bat, on the bases and in the field.
“He was basically our offense and our defense,” Johnson said.
Read Rich Dubroff’s full story on CSNwashington.com.
COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY
ON THE RADIO
As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2015 schedule (subject to change)...
MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.
Follow us on Twitter
- Johnson, den Dekker adjust quickly to Nats
- Blevins' awkward 24 hours ends with K of Harper
- Werth crosses big hurdle in shoulder rehab
- Nats face Mets in final Viera game of the spring
- PHOTO: New Mets pitcher faces Nats one day after they traded him
- Rendon seeking 3rd opinion on injured knee
- Mark Zuckerman joins STL to talk about Nats' injury problems
- Janssen unlikely for opener with shoulder tendinitis
- Knee injury concerns go next level for Anthony Rendon
- Nats sign veteran outfielder recently cut by Marlins