May 12, 2012; Miami, FL, USA: Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Nationals Vs. Marlins: Miami Splits Series With Washington

The Marlins return home to face the Nationals in a two-game series. Stephen Strasburg is pitching on Tuesday.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Jacob Turner Was Solid In Losing Effort

Even though Jacob Turner had a rough outing against the Nationals on Thursday, the Fish Stripes still recognized his decent overall body of work. Bryce Harper's two-run shot was the play of the game, but aside from that, Turner wasn't bad in the losing effort.

Here's some analysis from Fish Stripes.

Despite allowing five earned runs in just five innings, Marlins fans had to come out of Jacob Turner's second start encouraged about the young right-hander's future. Yes, Turner allowed two home runs to 19-year old Bryce Harper, but outside of the fourth inning, where Turner allowed four hits out of the six hits he allowed all game, Turner was pretty impressive. That is, outside of another Harper home run in the fifth inning.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Carlos Lee Still Drawing Interest

There's still a chance that Miami Marlins slugger Carlos Lee could be wearing another uniform as teams continue to look to add a right-handed hitter to their lineup. Lee was acquired by the Marlins from the Houston Astros in July and was placed on waivers earlier this month, but it doesn't appear that he was claimed.

The 36-year-old does have the power to block deals to 14 teams as part of the terms of his current contract that expires at the end of the 2012 season. But if Lee wants to play for a squad that's bound for the playoffs once the regular season ends, a deal would have to be finalized by Friday.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Final Score: Miami Can Not Keep Pace With Washington, Lose 8-4

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner started the game off great by retiring the first nine batters he faced and struck out four in the process. The fourth inning is when he got knocked around Wednesday night, and his undoing was when he gave up five runs over the fourth and fifth innings, with four of them in the fourth.

During that stretch Turner gave up a pair of home runs to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, a triple and a single. All of that contributed to the Marlins losing 8-4.

The Marlins made a comeback when they scored four runs during the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to trail by just one. Those four runs would be the only scoring that the Marlins would get on Wednesday night. There was a chance for the Marlins in the eighth inning when they trailed 6-4. They had runners on second and third and no outs, but they were unable to advance the runners.

The Nationals put up two more runs in the top of the ninth to put the game away for good and defeat the Marlins 8-4.

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Logan Morrison Injury: Ozzie Guillen Reacts

With outfielder Logan Morrison set to have a second surgery on his right knee, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen cautioned on Wednesday about the importance of Morrison arriving healthy to spring training in 2013.

"I don’t plan to play LoMo in B games, in minor league games to see how it works," Guillen told the Florida Sun Sentinel. "If LoMo can play in the A games in Spring Training, then he’s got to work hard because if he’s not he’s not going to have a job here," Guillen said.

Morrison originally injured his knee running into a wall while chasing foul balls last September. He had surgery in December, which did not give him enough time to recover before spring training.

"I’m not a doctor, [but] I don’t know why people wait so long to have surgeries," Guillen said. "It ain’t going to happen like it happened in the past. It’s time for this organization to move on and be tough on the players and do the right thing...I expect everybody here to be healthy for next Spring Training, be ready to go. Because if not they’re going to be surprised."

Morrison hit just .230 this season before being shut down on July 29. He had 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 93 games.

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Nationals Vs. Marlins Lineups: Marlins Look To Sweep Nats

The Miami Marlins will look to close out a short sweep of the Washington Nationals tonight. Miami will send right-hander Jacob Turner to the mound, while Washington will counter with southpaw Ross Detwiler. Turner enters the contest with a record of 0-1 and with a 4.50 ERA. Detwiler comes in at 7-6 and with an ERA of 3.25.

The lineups are as follows:

Washington Nationals

  1. RF Jayson Werth
  2. CF Bryce Harper
  3. 3B Ryan Zimmerman
  4. 1B Adam LaRoche
  5. LF Michael Morse
  6. SS Ian Desmond
  7. 2B Danny Espinosa
  8. C Kurt Suzuki
  9. P Ross Detwiler

Miami Marlins

  1. CF Gorkys Hernandez
  2. 2B Donovan Solano
  3. SS Jose Reyes
  4. 1B Carlos Lee
  5. RF Giancarlo Stanton
  6. LF Justin Ruggiano
  7. C John Buck
  8. 3B Donnie Murphy
  9. P Jacob Turner

Miami enters tonight's game at 59-71, while Washington comes in at 77-51. The Nationals hold a four-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, but have lost five games in a row. Following tonight's contest, the Marlins will welcome the New York Mets to town for a weekend series. Washington will return home to face the St. Louis Cardinals. Tonight's game is scheduled to start at 7:10 ET.

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Logan Morrison Injury: Marlins OF Will Undergo Second Knee Surgery

Outfielder Logan Morrison will undergo a procedure to repair his right patellar tendon on Sept. 5, according to MLB.com. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Richard Steadman.

He had the same surgery in December 2011, and it is possible that nagging knee pains contributed to the outfielder's struggles this season.

After slugging 23 home runs and 72 RBIs in 123 games in 2011, many were expecting a breakout season for the Missouri native. Instead, Morrison's batting average and home run production fell off in 2012.

Michael Jong of Fish Stripes worries that the six-month recovery from the surgery-- barring any setbacks-- could jeopardize Morrison's readiness for spring training in 2013.

Morrison has been on the disabled list since July 29, and was moved to the 60-day DL on Aug. 16.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Marlins have a chance to take two straight games from the NL East division leading Washington Nationals after defeating with Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

Wednesday marks the finale of the two-game set between these teams and you know the Braves are rooting for the Marlins and anyone else who plays the Nats for the remainder of the season. Atlanta was just 4.5 games back going into their game Padres on Tuesday night.

Jacob Turner (0-1, 4.50 ERA) gets the start for the Marlins, while Ross Detwiler (7-5, 3.25 ERA) takes the hill for Washington.

Date/Time: Wednesday , Aug. 29 7:10 pm ET,

Location: Miami, Fla.

TV: FOX Sports Florida

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Final: Miami Wins 9-0

Pitching against Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg, Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco had one of the finest performances of his career on Tuesday night.

The 29-year old righthander threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only five hits with six strikeouts and zero walks.

Washington, in the midst of the best season in the fledgling franchise's young history, has a fairly middle-of-the-pack offense but they've moved to the top of the NL East thanks to a dominant rotation, headlined by Strasburg.

However, the 24-year old flamethrower looked mortal on Tuesday, as he was chased from the game after only five innings by a Miami offense that was clicking on all cylinders. Jose Reyes was the only starter without a hit on Tuesday, with Jose Ruggiano, Greg Dobbs and Giancarlo Stanton combining for 7 RBI's.

The win moves the Marlins to 59-71, still a whopping 19 games back of the Nationals.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Score Update: Miami Up 7-0 In Sixth

Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg is human after all. He's been in the headlines because of the controversial inning limit put in place by the Nationals, but his start on Tuesday night won't be moving much closer to that number.

The Miami Marlins chased him after five innings, as the hard-throwing right-hander gave up nine hits and seven runs, five of them earned, in 84 pitches.

Justin Ruggiano hit his 13th HR of the season in the second, with Greg Dobbs, Carlos Lee, Giancarlo Stanton and Donovan Solano chipping in RBIs as well.

Ricky Nolasco, on the other hand, has had one of his finest starts of the season. He has allowed only three hits while striking out five batters through six scoreless innings of work.

Washington has been the darling of baseball in 2012, a title Miami had hoped to earn after a huge spending spree in the off-season, but for at least one night, the shoe has been on the other foot.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Starting Lineups

Ozzie Guillen's Miami Marlins open up a two-game set against the first-place Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in Miami, as the Marlins look to play spoiler.

If Miami is going to win on Tuesday night, they'll have to beat one of the best pitchers in the league, as Stephen Strasburg will be making the start for the Nationals. Strasburg has thrown 145 and 1/3 innings this year, and is getting close to the point where he'll be shut down for the season.

Both Davey Johnson and Ozzie Guillen have announced the starting lineups, and here they are:

Washington Nationals

RF Jayson Werth
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Michael Morse
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
SP Stephen Strasburg

Miami Marlins

LF Bryan Petersen
CF Justin Ruggiano
SS Jose Reyes
1B Carlos Lee
RF Giancarlo Stanton
3B Greg Dobbs
2B Donovan Solano
C Rob Brantly
SP Ricky Nolasco

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