Nationals Today: Nats Lose In Extra Innings, Nats Park Gets New Vendor To Replace Five Guys

The Nationals lost in extra innings last night by and large due to a 10th inning error by outfielder Jayson Werth. Despite the clubs’ best pitching performance of the season thus far, the Marlins came out on top 3-2 when David Murphy hit a two-out bases loaded gaper to win the game.

What you need to know:

-Zimmerman hit his first homer of the season in the third inning. He also had a single and drew three walks on the night.

-Jason Marquis pitched arguably his best game as a National, allowing 6 hits in 6.1 innings pitched and walking none.

-Drew Storen earned the loss on an unearned run, but he pitched very well by utilizing on a hard moving fastball. Storen pitched one inning allowing one hit nd two walks.

-Wilson Ramos continued to hit as he went 2-5 with two hits.

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Mike Rizzo Interview

Mike Rizzo went on 106.7 The Fan the other night and spoke about several topics including his views on statistical analysis. Rizzo reportedly told The Fan that he understood the value of stats well before Moneyball was published, and claimed the Nats have a whole staff of sabermatricians.

Replacing Five Guys At Nats Park Will Be Danny Beyer’s Genius

From Big League Stew’s article listing the top 10 new concessions at MLB ball parks this season, Rob Iracane says:

7. Danny Meyer’s Genius, Nationals Park, Washington: You’ll have to wait until June for the biggest concession move of the 2011 season. Successful New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, whose snack concepts revolutionized the outfield concourse at the Mets’ Citi Field, is taking his talents down I-95 to Nationals Park. He’ll be opening a barbecue joint, a Belgian-style frites bar, an authentic taqueria, and a D.C. outpost of the famous burger joint, Shake Shack. That’s quite a salve for the Nats fans hurt by Five Guys’ recent departure.