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Game 107: Marlins at Nats

Aug 4, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
Kurt Suzuki is expected to make his Nationals debut tonight against the Marlins.

It's a rare event when a major-league club starts three different catchers in two days, but such is life for the Nationals this weekend. After Jesus Flores and Sandy Leon caught yesterday's doubleheader, the newly acquired Kurt Suzuki is expected to make his debut behind the plate for tonight's game against the Marlins.

Suzuki will be catching the Nationals' most-consistent pitcher, Jordan Zimmermann, who is shooting for his 20th quality start in 22 tries and his 22nd consecutive start of at least six innings. Zimmermann's outing was pushed back a day because of right shoulder inflammation, but he threw his regular bullpen session on Thursday and said his arm felt great.

Mark Buehrle gets the nod for the Marlins, trying to duplicate his dominant start over the Nationals last month in Miami.

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MIAMI MARLINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 183
Weather: Partly cloudy, 89 degrees, Wind 12 mph RF to LF

NATIONALS (63-43)
SS Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Michael Morse

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240 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    TyMo showing again what happens when bat meets ball. ESPINKSA IS THEAN

  2. NatsFanSinceStart - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    HAHAHAHAAHa BLIND SQUIRREL JUST FOUND AN aCCORN!!!whoda thunk a bum like that would do it?

  3. djinFl. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    I love this gamethe Gods are working overtime tonight

  4. RickH - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    I love it when a player NI posters are giving up for dead comes through in the clutch. Atta boy, Danny!!!

  5. SCNatsFan - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    I tale credit for Espi's at bat because of my constant bashing

  6. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    OK…I'll lay off till the next error or strike out. Thank you Danny.

  7. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    ESPINOSA

  8. NatsFanSinceStart - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    The Gods have lost their minds in this game!

  9. Secret wasian man - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    hahahhahah WOW DANNY ESPINOOOOOOOOOOOOSA. We all should apologize. WEWWWWWWWWW

  10. RickH - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    And BRYCE!!!

  11. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    HARPER

  12. NatsFanSinceStart - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    WowHarper Needed that — so did the Nats ==Go Kid!!!

  13. SCNatsFan - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    RickH nothing would make me happier then Espi to prove me wrong

  14. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Thank you, Mike Dunn. Please stop by anytime.

  15. rogieshan - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Hilarious. Dunn makes his own error. Gives up six runs. All with two outs. None of it earned. Crazy baseball rules.

  16. djinFl. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Hey NatsFanSinceStart-The baseball Gods have not found your comments amusing tonight.

  17. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    No apologies needed. Again, bat meet ball. Why should anyone apologize, Espi would tell you he sucked.

  18. Secret wasian man - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    HAHAHA Yes I said Bryce and danny are awful. I WAS WRONG AND IM GLAD. WHEEEEEEEW baby.

  19. NatsFanSinceStart - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Espinoza is now 2 for his last 35.

  20. Exposremains - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Great way to redeem yourself, espinosa! Best part about this is watching ozzie's face on mrlins feed. He's about to blow up!

  21. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Hitting is contagious

  22. hmm... - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    rogieshan said…I sense a behind-closed-door team meeting coming oni sense a behind-closed-door team party coming on.

  23. UnkyD - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Since Start: thpbbbbbbbbb!!!!!!!!Looking funny EEYORE!!!!!! hAHAHA!!!

  24. fresh2death1997 - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Am i the only one that thinks Clip throws the Change-up too much?

  25. Drew - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Kurt Suzuki won't forget his first game as a Nat.What a good play he made backing up Lombo's errant throw.

  26. RickH - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    SC … Obviously, the proof will be long term. Danny has been horrible at the plate lately, but he was doing well before. Let's hope this marks a turnaround.

  27. rogieshan - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    hmm…said,"i sense a behind-closed-door team party coming on."Free marlin sushi on the house!!!

  28. djinFl. - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    The Braves got into their clubhouse just in time for our rally.Bet that wasn't pg-13

  29. Exposremains - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Just put these guys away please

  30. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    One of the top 3 wins of the season.

  31. Exposremains - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Thank you

  32. Section 3, My Sofa - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Espinosa's night is going to the Hall of Fame, compared to what's happened to the comments here. Just a crying shame.

  33. rogieshan - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Not the best route taken by Moore there, but look NATS win!

  34. Nattering Nat - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    I'm just reading the posts here from the last 20 minutes. You would think several of you you guys are passionate Nats haters, all the venom I'm reading. I haven't been participating very long, but the negativity for a first-place club is so great, I'm very tempted to stop reading and go elsewhere again. Not that you all would miss me, I know, but my gosh, I'm on this site for insight and support, not venom and negativity.Incredible win, by the way!

  35. UnkyD - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Let's take 3 outta 4, shall we!!!!! Make sure you bring all that loser talk with you tomorrow, SinceStart…. BWAAAHAW!!!!!(these guys kill me….. Hehe)

  36. hmm... - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    rogie – i'm there! gyfng

  37. Steady Eddie - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Well, going on vacation I had to sell my tix and give my Picnic in the Park passes to a work friend who will now owe me big time nonetheless… BUT am very glad I decided to buy a month of MLBTV before I left so I could see almost the whole unbelievable thing from Grand Manan Island up here in the Bay of Fundy (almost because the wifi kept cutting in and out the whole game, but fortunately stayed intact for all the RBI hits in the rally except Lombo's).To be honest, the cheering fans in the eighth nearly made me feel I was there, except of course for the exhilaration of seeing the hits and dingers find open space….

  38. Timothy Folk - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    A lot of haters on this site. Its called averages for a reason people.. shut up and let this team be great

  39. Timothy Folk - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Thank You

  40. Joe Seamhead - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Wow. I just read through most of this crap. It's personally embarrassing that I actually did read through it.

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 47 1.5
MIAMI 48 52 8.0
NEW YORK 48 54 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 44 58 12.5
Through Thursday's games

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FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
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