(Jason Marquis pitched his best game with the Nationals Friday night, hands down. Screen grab of TV/MASN.)
Nationals 3, Giants 0: What a difference a year makes. Turns out Jason Marquis is pretty good these days, outduels Tim Lincecum (with a little help from Laynce Nix).
9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 96 pitches for Marquis. Right around this time last year, Ted Lerner probably wanted his money back. 5 starts into 2011, and Ted Lerner is reportedly no longer looking for a refund on his $15 M investment in Jason Marquis.
Ho hum, just another hit, RBI for One Man Gang Marquis: now 5-13 at the plate this season. Memo to Mike Rizzo: release Matt Stairs.
Father knows best: just another 3 hit, 0 error night from Ian Desmond. The guy should probably take paternity leave more often.