Jordan Zimmermann pitched well for five innings and hit his first career homer. But two pitches in the sixth spelled doom for the right-hander and the Nationals.
Desperately in need of another healthy catcher, the Nationals will promote Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse before tomorrow's game. Rookie Tyler Moore will head back to the minors.
Running on fumes after an early-morning flight from Atlanta to Miami, the Nationals couldn't hold on to an early lead against the Marlins.
Jesus Flores hopes to be back in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday night after injuring his hamstring. Michael Morse hopes to come off the DL Friday in time for the start of a homestand.
Chad Tracy becomes the latest Nationals player to suffer an injury, forcing the club to promote hot-hitting outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse.