Florida rolls Tuesday; Volstad on hill as Marlins go for 3 straight

Posted by Andy Durham on April 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Florida Marlins 6
Washington Nationals 4

WP:Chris Volstad(1-0)
*****There was a line-out to leftfielder Brett Carroll(former Greensboro Grasshopper) by the Nats Austin Kearns to end the game and the Nats left the bases loaded to end it in the ninth.*****

Update:Marlins still lead, but it’s now 6-4 Fish in the top of the 9th…

Now 5-2, Fish over the Nats in top 6 with Chris Volstad the former Greensboro Grasshopper getting the start for Florida and going 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits with 7 K’s and 4 BB’s. 5-2 Marlins over the Nationals in the top of the sixth inning.(The Marlins scored 4 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.)

In progress:Wash over Fish 2-1 in top 4…Volstad still on hill for Florida.

The Florida Marlins topped the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Tuesday to start the season at (2-0) and they are under way in Miami this afternoon with the Marlins traling the Nationals 2-0 in the top of the 3rd with former Greensboro Grasshopper Chris Volstad on the hill for Florida.

Washington up 2-0 after two-and-a-half with the Nats getting two runs on two hits with no errors early and the Fish have no runs on 1 hit and they have committed one error.

Here is the tale of the tape from last night’s win:
Josh Johnson got the best of one of his better friends, throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings in the Marlins’ 8-3 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium.

The two were part of Florida’s 2002 First-Year Player Draft, with Johnson being selected in the fourth round and his buddy Scott Olsen in the sixth round.

“It was pretty crazy,” Johnson said of the head-to-head encounter. “He was my teammate for seven years. I’ve been tight with him for seven years. It’s different. But it worked out for us.”

In a big way.

Riding the momentum of a 12-6 win on Opening Day, the Marlins poured it on against Olsen, generating all eight of their runs in the three innings the former Florida left-hander pitched.

Jorge Cantu and Dan Uggla each connected on two-run homers off Olsen, who gave up eight runs on eight hits before exiting after 69 pitches.

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