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9/12/07 9 Runs, 22 Hits, 16 Pitchers, 12 Innings, 4 Hours Nine Minutes...

XM 185 for Hanrahan vs Kim...This is what it sounded like...

    ...Hanley Ramirez is out of the game today to be with his wife for the birth of their second child...that means Robert Andino will start at short for the Marlins...Ryan Church is getting a rare start in center with Wily Mo Pena in left and Ryan Langerhans in right...Ryan Zimmerman, D'Angelo Jimenez, Ronnie Belliard and Robert Fick around the infield, Brian Schneider is catching pitches from right-handed Nationals starter Joel Hanrahan...

     ...Hanrahan loads the bases and goes to a full count with Mike Jacobs before getting a swinging strike three to end the first...No scoring in the second...Nationals go in order in the third...Hanrahan throws over 60 pitches through two...Miguel Cabrera singles to start the bottom of the third...two outs later Cabrera takes the easy way home when Miguel Olivo cracks a 2-0 pitch to left for a 2-0 Marlins lead...

     ...Wily Mo Pena doubles off Marlins starter Byung-Hyun Kim in the top of the fourth, takes third on an error and scores on a wild pitch to make it 2-1 Marlins...three straight singles by the 7,8 and pitcher's spot, Schneider, Langerhans and Hanrahan connect and combine for the tying run...2-2 in the fourth...Winston Abreu replaces Hanrahan, who walks 6, strikes out 5, while giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 1 HR in 3.1 IP...Abreu gives up a single to score Uggla and make it 3-2 Marlins after four...

     ...After striking out in his first two at bats, Ryan "Give Me Another Shot" Church goes deep to right center and GONE! to make it 3-...Wily Mo MO MO MO MO!!! hits the second of two back to back long balls to give the Nationals a 4-3 lead...

     ...2 on, 2 out in the fifth with Uggla at bat, but Abreu gets a pop out to end the threat...Ronnie Belliard singles after D'Angelo Jimenez is hit by a pitch...Kim is out...2 on for Ryan Zimmerman...Lee Gardner on in relief for the Marlins... Zimmerman down swinging...

     ...Big John Albaladejo is on in the sixth for the Nationals...Jeremy Hermida homers to lead off against Albaladejo and tie the game at 4-4 after the sixth...Jesus "Everyday" Colome throws a scoreless seventh...

     ...Brian Schneider singles off Taylor Tankersley to start the eigth, Ryan Langerhans beats out the back end of the DP grounder he'd hit...Tony Batista down swinging...D'Angelo Jimenez flies out to end the seventh... 4-4 after eight...4-4 after nine...4-4 after ten...4-4 after the eleventh...

     ...Mike Jacobs doubles off Saul Rivera to start the twelfth...Reggie Abercrombie comes on to run for Jacobs...two outs later, Abercrombie stands at third...Todd Linden singles right up the middle seam of the infield...No one's gonna get it...Abercrombie trots in...5-4 Marlins win...

Nationals now 65-81.