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Marlins not happy Nationals were quick to pull the plug on Tuesday's rainout

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tuesday's rainout at Nationals Park – called off by the home team about 10 minutes after the scheduled first pitch – isn’t sitting well with the Marlins, especially since the storm rolled out of town and skies were clear less than an hour later.

By 8:15 p.m., the grounds crew was taking the tarp off the field. Late last season, the Nationals made the Marlins wait more than three hours before the game was finally called.

"I think it seemed early to call it," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday. "But that’s their call and there's not a whole lot we can do about it, just be ready to play [Wednesday].”

According to MLB rules, the home team has the power to delay the start of the game and postpone or reschedule it due to inclement weather. Once the game starts, the umpires have the power to delay it or postpone the game.

In this case, with Nationals rookie Blake Treinen (0-2, 1.56) scheduled to start and three Nats All-Stars on the disabled list in Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez, the home team came out with an obvious advantage by postponing the game until the end of the regular season when the Marlins visit again.

The make-up game has been scheduled as part of a day-night double-header on either Sept. 26 or 27. Redmond said Tuesday night he thought the double-header would take place on the 26th.

Asked if he went out for an evening stroll through D.C. Tuesday night Redmond said with a smile: "I did. And I didn’t even need an umbrella."

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JRod

What the heck happened to Alvarez? Another injury? As if this team can afford to lose another key player

Alex

Ah, the BRILLIANCE of our manager, Mike Redmond! He brings in the LEFTY RELIEF PITCHER AFTER the .150 hitting McClouth gets a DOUBLE off Hatcher. Now he has to pitch to the switch hitter Espinosa. And you wonder why I HATE Redmond's bullpen management, Flav C? File this under CLOSING THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSES RAN OUT.

Alex

And of course Jennings walks Espinosa, bases loaded for Span.

Alex

Jennings is a complete and total BUM. Late covering 1st, 4-3. This game is about to BLOW UP IN REDMOND'S FACE. No one to blame but himself.

Alex

Stanton hauls in a deep fly ball and the inning's over. If the Fiash lose this game, 50% of the blame has to go to Redmond who had a lefty in the pen and chose to leave Hatcher in to pitch to McClouth. True, Jennings is a not a good pitcher either, but against a .150 hitter like McClouth Redmond was STUPID not to bring him in.

Lou Vales

Ramos and Dunn did not pitch Sunday, Tuesday and will not pitch Thursday--do you mean to tell me one of those guys could not give us 1 1/3 innings work?

Lou Vales

I obviously meant one guy goes 1 1/3 and the other goes 1 while Cishek finishes. Is this brain surgery??

Cleveland Spider

Alvarez removed for precautionary reasons, with elbow stiffness. Keep your fingers crossed.

Wow Homerun and the game is tied. You just new this game was lost when Alvarez got pulled from the game. This bullpen is terrible. I almost turned off the TV when I saw Hatcher. What the heck is that guy doing in the majors?

Lou Vales

Well, Redmond obviously can't be blamed for anything going forward because everything going forward is by the BOOK. If they can't do it, they can't do it. The 6th inning is where the game should have been lost due to abject stupidity. AND for LORIA--- you should be ASHAMED of yourself. And don't be surprised if this junk continues that Stanton just loses interest. Blame him?

Alex

Well, I knew it; the game's tied; Ramos gives up the tying HR When the Marlins allow the MOMENTUM of the game to shift to the other team, it's ALL OVER, no matter WHO is pitching. And Redmond allowed that to happen in the 6th inning with his usual unbelievably lousy bullpen management.

Maybe the players like Red. Maybe he's a good motivator. Maybe he's good at positioning the defense. I will concede ALL of those points to him and to his supporters. But when it comes to EFFECTIVE BULLPEN MANAGEMENT, Redmond is terrible. With Hatcher obviously struggling and a weak hitting LEFTY HITTER coming up, it was the height of DUMNBESS to leave Hatcher in there, especially since he had Jennings ready!

Alex

Now it's anybody's game, but the edge goes to the Nats due to the momentum and their better bullpen. Dunn is scheduled to come in the game, and the Nats hit him pretty good.

Lou Vales

Alex, They have 3 pitchers in the pen who he can call one. If one of those fail we lose. The 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th pitchers are useless. game can't be played that way. It just can't. If Dunn pitches the 8th and Cishek pitches the 9th and game is still tied, there is no answer. Can,t play the game that way.

Lou Vales

Sorry for my bad punctuation. This makes me sick.

Cleveland Spider

Hatcher should never have come in the game PERIOD. You have a division game where you are up by 4 runs and your bullpen was rested yesterday and will be rested tomorrow and Redmon brings in the garbage Hatcher to pitch. Why not bring in Ramos, Dunn, and Cishek to finish the game. Heck bring in Jennings or Slowey but the last guy you bring in is Hatcher. That guy is terrible!

Lou Vales

Cleve, The only way they cut Hatcher is if he sucker punches ----and it better be a "sucker punch"----Stanton and breaks his jaw. I'm surprised they have not called up Stiffworth to give him some AB's.

Alex

And lets not forget the incredibly BAD BASE RUNNING. Who talks to these guys when they're on base? Yelich takes off from 2nd base on a ball hit in FRONT OF HIM and costs the Fish a run as Stanton singles later. Then Stanton himself gets caught off 2nd, and the absolute DUMBEST PLAY OF THE GAME was McGehee getting PICKED OFF FIRST WITH TWO OUTS. Where the hell is McGehee going? Why is he jumping that far off the bag? And why is the 1st base coach LETTING HIM?

The Fish do not DESERVE to win this game.

Cleveland Spider

I would almost rather have Marmol in than Hatcher.

Well my friends, I hate to say this but this game is over! No way this bullpen matches up against the Nats bullpen. Their only hope is that they can win this game in the next two innings and that Dunn and Cishek. Now if Dunn pitches well, Redmon has two leave him in for two and then bring in Cishek for two. Use your brain Redmon. You have no one else that is worth anything in the bullpen.

Alex

So Dunn promptly WALKS THE LEADOFF HITTER, McClouth. LMAO

Lou Vales

It will soon be Slowey and "The Mathematician" as the only guys in the pen if this game goes extras.

Alex

"Hatcher should never have come in the game PERIOD. You have a division game where you are up by 4 runs and your bullpen was rested yesterday and will be rested tomorrow and Redmon brings in the garbage Hatcher to pitch".

Because Redmond is a TERRIBLE MANAGER when it comes to the Bullpen. Dunn's about to give the game away anyway.

Lou Vales

Nobody even notices the 14 letter catcher can't throw and is hitting .50 with 2 out and runners in scoring position.

Cleveland Spider

The Nats closer is laughing, he knows that he is coming in next inning. It looks like Dunn is about to implode.

Cleveland Spider

This type of game reminds you of what a lousy owner Loria is. This team has the worse bullpen in baseball. They do not spend any money on that bullpen.

Wow what a way to lose this game. No way this team can contend. This team is lucky to be over .500. The only guy in that bullpen that deserves to be in the majors is Cishek. Everyone else is either terrible or mediocre.

Cleveland Spider

OK you have Cishek well rested and Caminero is warming up. If Dunn is fortunate enough to get out of this inning you bring in Cishek for 2 innings. He can rest tomorrow. There is no rule that Cishek can only picth with a lead for one inning. What Redmon doing?

Lou Vales

Let me make this PERFECTLY clear---I blame Redmond for nothing except for his handling of the 6th inning. The reason I'm so demanding of him is because he has so few options that they must be utilized correctly.

Alex

AMAZING PERFORMANCE BY DUNN! Although to be honest, it was Deitrich who saved the inning by that great back up play when Dunn threw the ball over Jones' head at first base. I still can't believe Dunn actually did that. Walked two guys and gave up a bunt single and somehow got out of the inning.

But we better score a bunch cause Redmond's REALLY GONNA BRING IN SLOWEY instead of Caminero.

Lou Vales

He does not even want to put "The Mathematician into the game"

Alex

The "Mathematician", LOL....

How about some GOOD NEWS in all this Redmond made MESS? Braves are LOSING 4-0.

Cleveland Spider

New blog up.

Alex

WOW! That "Ron Swoboda-ish" outfielder Stanton makes ANOTHER great play in Right Field! You know, I'd HATE TO BE ONE OF THE GUYS ON THIS BOARD WHO HAVE BEEN CRITICIZING STANTON ALL THESE YEARS. Of course it WAS me who had been doing that, I would simply say "I Was WRONG" all these years when I said the kid would NEVER IMPROVE. But some guys can't do that. Their IMAGE as "internet baseball GURUS" won't allow them to.

Alex

Slowey is about to BLOW IT. And Redmond calmly sits by and LETS HIM. Not exactly managing like he's in a DIVISION RACE, is he?

Alex

But there was ONE GUY who could save Redmond & Slowey: The Dobber, Greg Dobbs! He pops out for the 3rd out and we dodge ANOTHER bullet.

At this rate we might actually WIN this game!

Alex

"At this rate we might actually WIN this game!"

LOL!!!! I had the feeling! The momentum had TURNED back our way when Dobbs popped out. 7-4 Fish, despite more terrible baserunning by Yelich who was heading BACK to 2nd base (!!!) on a drive off the left field wall by McGehee, who only wound up with a SINGLE. Fortunately Reed Johnson cleaned it up by doubling to RF to score two more runs.

Alex

And Solano gets a bases loaded hit, 8-4 Fish, An AMAZING GAME. The play of the game? Dietrich's great back up play behind 1st base when Dunn overthrew Jones. That ball goes down the RF line and 2 runs score for sure and it would be 6-4 Nats and Dunn blows the game.

Game ball to Dietrich!

Lou Vales

Alex, Would he be IRKED if he brought in Aristotle to pitch the 10th??

Alex

Aristotle? LOL! Don't you mean Avoirdupois? Or Isoceles?

Cishek gives up a run, but Fish win 8-5. Speaking of Great Defensive plays, let's not forget Stanton's great throw in the 9th inning cutting down Ramos at 2nd base trying to stretch that single into a double. There were two hits off Slowey AFTER that, which would have certainly won the game.

Yeah, that Defensive BUM Stanton sure had a fine game. Ron Swoboda indeed. LMAO

Lou Vales

NOW let's get these guys some help!!!!

Alex

"NOW let's get these guys some help!!!!"

Especially if we lose Alvarez for any length of time. Heaney needs to get here ASAP. Fish are a 1/2 game out of 1st place.

Alex

I'm laughing at Rich & Tommy praising Redmond's moves, LOL. Let's face it; we got lucky tonight. Red's bullpen moves were NOT good, but we lucked out. He leaves Hatcher in to pitch to the lefty McClouth with Jennings ready in the pen. Dunn walks the bases loaded then throws the ball down the RF line, but Deitrich saves the day. Ramos gives up his first HR of the year. Slowey gives up three hits in the 9th. Despite all that, we got lucky and the Nats got very UNLUCKY. Redmond doesn't deserve any credit for his Bullpen management in this game, I'm sorry.

We ran the bases stupidly, but we got good defensive plays by Deitrich and Stanton, clutch hitting by McGehee and Johnson, and the Nats had bad luck. That's why we won, not great bullpen usage by Redmond.

Alex

And Dunn does deserve credit for great pitching AFTER he created that mess, bases loaded and nobody out.

Lou Vales

Alex, I will disagree there. You can't play the modern game when the 9th through 12th men in your pen stink. It makes moves virtually impossible. It would help if "14 Letter Guy" could actually make contact once in awhile but UNBELIEVABLY a catcher who can't throw and basically can't hit with a guy in scoring position is the least of our worries. WE need even a starter in the minors to come up and help in the pen. Fat Boy won't make a move EXCEPT to sign Tejada and Furcal. I sent him a public Facebook Request. Would love to engage him in dialogue to see how you end up having the world--with 1 or 2 exceptions FOR OBVIOUS REASONS--HATE YOU!!!

Alex

One thing everyone in Miami agrees with, Lou: they all hate Loria. Yet he COULD turn that around this year by acting like an owner that really wants to WIN.

baseball fan

Chad Qualls, not good enough for Marlins Bullpen??? Too expensive ($2,750,000) for the Marlins? Furcal over $3,000,000; Marmol over $1,000,000. Marlins had Qualls last year and he did well for them. He is now with Houston and is doing pretty good for them too. Which genius decided to let Qualls go?

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