The seventh inning was a disaster for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday in their 7-0 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Adam Conley had been cruising until the seventh frame when they Nationals posted seven runs. Those runs would come against Conley as well as Miami's bullpen. It was an ugly inning for Miami's pitching staff that put the game out of reach in a hurry.
During the seventh, Washington hit four home runs including a grand slam and two home runs came back-to-back. Bryce Harper hit the grand slam off Chris Narveson who had come in as a lefty specialist. Narveson also allowed a home run to Ryan Zimmerman.
Conley's final line consisted of eight strikeouts, eight hits, one walk and four runs. The lefty now has a 4.61 E.R.A on the season through three starts.
Miami's offense had a quiet day with only five total hits. Martin Prado, Giancarlo Stanton, Chris Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki and Marcell Ozuna each had a hit with Stanton's going for extra bases. Stanton's double was his first of the season.
Miami was 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left a team total of six men on base. Stranding runners in scoring position has been an issue for Miami this season, despite collecting a fair amount of hits.
The Marlins will send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound on Wednesday to oppose Joe Ross.