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Latest Sean Burnett Items
While the Washington Nationals have gone about losing six of their first seven games on this road trip, they've done it with a lack of timely hitting, wasted starting pitching and overall offensive ineffectiveness.
The three power arms at the back end of Atlanta's bullpen are garnering a lot of attention.
Jordan Zimmermann did something in the second inning Friday night that no other pitcher in the major leagues had done this season and yet, in the Nationals much-needed 3-2 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings, he was still upstaged by one of his relievers.
PHILADELPHIA | With Jordan Zimmermann working in the sixth inning Sunday, left-hander Doug Slaten and right-hander Todd Coffey began to stir in the Washington Nationals' bullpen. The double-barreled action ended immediately after Zimmermann recorded the third out of the inning.
After a ninth inning Wednesday night that Sean Burnett would rather forget, the Nationals left-hander had a little trouble sleeping.
Four times Jayson Werth had come to the plate Friday night, and four times the Nationals right fielder was sent back to the dugout empty handed.
In the box score, the Nationals beat the Marlins Thursday night on a two-run home run by Adam LaRoche -- a ball that sailed into the right field seats at Sun Life Stadium in the top of the 11th inning to bring home Ryan Zimmerman and give Washington its second win of the 2011 season.
A cursory glance at a few numbers about the Nationals' bullpen displays a divide in its effectiveness.
Judging by the sound the balls were making off the Florida Marlins’ bats through the first six innings Tuesday night, it seemed impossible that when the first pitcher was being pulled from the game it wasn’t Jason Marquis.