"Livan Hernandez was rolling through the first 5.0 scoreless when Hanley Ramirez came up to bat in the Marlins' sixth. Hanley, who'd been held to 1 hit through the first two games of this series finally comes through with a HR to right and just over the out-of-town scoreboard to start the Marlins' sixth. 2-1 Nats. Livan's ERA is finally above 1.00 at 1.07. Ramirez now 2 for 10 (after 3 AB's today) after he was 6 for 14 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's in the last series with the Fish."
"In getting swept by the Giants, the Marlins could at least point to the fact they were dealing with three of the top starters in the majors in Lincecum, Zito and Cain. But in losing two out of three to the Nationals, it was hard holding up that excuse when the pitchers are Stammen, Chico and Hernandez."