Final
  for this game

Willis will see if second half starts better against Nationals

Jul 13, 2007 - 1:51 PM Washington (36-52) at Florida (42-47) 7:05 pm EDT

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Dontrelle Willis will try to turn around a subpar season when he gets the first start for the Florida Marlins coming out of the All-Star break.

Willis aims to record his first win in seven starts when Florida hosts the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series on Friday.

A two-time All-Star who did not participate in the Midseason Classic this year, Willis (7-7, 4.72 ERA) has not won since May 29, going an 0-4 record with a 4.50 ERA over his last seven outings.

The 25-year-old lefthander did not receive a decision in the Marlins' 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last Friday after yielding five runs - four earned - and seven hits with six strikeouts in six innings.

Florida had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

Washington will counter with Jason Bergmann (1-5, 3.47), who did not figure in the decision in his last outing after allowing two runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on July 5.

The Nationals are hoping to pick up their third straight victory behind its lone All-Star representative Dmitri Young.

Young, who is in his first season with Washington, has posted a .339 batting average with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 81 games this season.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 1 1 6 3 0 2 0 1 14 17 0
    FLORIDA 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 10 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - JASON BERGMANN, SAUL RIVERA (5TH), RAY KING (7TH), JON RAUCH
    (8TH), CHAD CORDERO (9TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER, JESUS FLORES
    (7TH)
    FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS, LEE GA

    Jul 13 10:34 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUSTIN KEARNS SCORED RYAN ZIMMERMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A KEARNS ON FIRST, R FICK ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 14
    FLORIDA 10 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J RAUCH (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 10:24 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAN UGGLA SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 13
    FLORIDA 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M CABRERA (.323, 1-FOR-4)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 10:15 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 1 1 6 3 0 2 0 13 15 0
    FLORIDA 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 9 11 1 (BOT 8)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: WAS - RAY KING
    FLA - JUSTIN MILLER

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: H RAMIREZ (.331, 1-FOR-4)
    D UGGLA (.245, 0-FOR-3, BB)
    M CABRERA (.323, 1-FOR-4)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 10:12 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUSTIN KEARNS SCORED JESUS FLORES, NOOK LOGAN AND
    RYAN ZIMMERMAN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A KEARNS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 14
    FLORIDA 9 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R CHURCH (.262, 2-FOR-4)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 9:51 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALFREDO AMEZAGA SCORED MIGUEL OLIVO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A AMEZAGA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 11
    FLORIDA 9 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W OBERMUELLER (.063, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 9:11 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSH WILLINGHAM (12) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF JASON BERGMANN SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA AND MIKE
    JACOBS.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 11, FLORIDA 8
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J HERMIDA (.234, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 9:01 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO DMITRI YOUNG SCORED NOOK LOGAN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D YOUNG ON FIRST, R ZIMMERMAN ON SECOND, R
    BELLIARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 11
    FLORIDA 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: A KEARNS (.248, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:49 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNIE BELLIARD SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R BELLIARD ON FIRST, N LOGAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 10
    FLORIDA 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.254, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:44 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED RYAN CHURCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F LOPEZ ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 9
    FLORIDA 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: B SCHNEIDER (.238, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:38 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ALFREDO AMEZAGA (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF JASON BERGMANN SCORED JEREMY HERMIDA AND MIGUEL
    OLIVO.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 8, FLORIDA 5
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: L GARDNER (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:24 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEREMY HERMIDA SCORED MIKE JACOBS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HERMIDA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 8
    FLORIDA 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M OLIVO (.247, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:21 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DMITRI YOUNG SCORED JASON BERGMANN, NOOK LOGAN
    AND RYAN ZIMMERMAN.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 8
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: A KEARNS (.249, 0-FOR-1, HBP)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:10 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN SCORED BRIAN SCHNEIDER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R ZIMMERMAN ON FIRST, N LOGAN ON SECOND, J
    BERGMANN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 5
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.337, 0-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:08 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY MIGUEL OLIVO ALLOWED FELIPE LOPEZ TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BERGMANN ON FIRST, B SCHNEIDER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: N LOGAN (.232, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 8:05 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED RYAN CHURCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F LOPEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 3
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: B SCHNEIDER (.238, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 7:58 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNIE BELLIARD SCORED NOOK LOGAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BELLIARD ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.253, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 7:44 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE JACOBS (6) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JASON BERGMANN.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1, FLORIDA 1
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.261, 11 HR, 54 RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 7:33 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN SCHNEIDER SCORED AUSTIN KEARNS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B SCHNEIDER ON FIRST, F LOPEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1
    FLORIDA 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J BERGMANN (.095, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. MarlinsJul 13 7:28 PM