December 2, 2021

PHOTOS: Washington Nationals Game 138, Strasburg’s last home start

The Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 9-7 on Friday, September 7, 2012.

In a nutshell: Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg got a little roughed up and ending up only pitching three innings during his last home start of the season. Unfortunately, fans didn’t get an opportunity to show their appreciation for the entire season.  Zach Duke pitched for the Nats for the first time. Corey Brown pinch hit for Strasburg. Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse hit home runs. Triple-A Syracuse Manager Tony Beasley joined the Nats coaching staff for rest of season. The Nats fought their way back to tie the game and go to ten innings.

You can read DSP’s game re-cap here.

Here are a few photos of Friday’s game with descriptions under pictures. All photos were taken from the stands. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments! Thanks.

Stephen Strasburg pitched three innings in his last home start of season – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals minor league players of the year Matt Skole and Nathan Karns live on scoreboard with Clint before 3rd inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Triple-A Syracuse Manager Tony Beasley has joined the Nats coaching staff for September. Beasley was the Nats 3B Coach in 2006 – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Goon Squad Captain Chad Tracy – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Stephen Strasburg made his last start at home for 2012 – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Zach Duke pitching for the first time in a Nats uniform – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Greg Dobbs out at 2nd in the 5th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Donovan Solano steals 2nd base in the 5th inning. – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Zach Duke doesn’t look happy with his at bat (grounded out to pitcher in 5th inning) – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Austin Kearns pinch hit for a double in the 8th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper was not happy with himself after striking out in 7th inning during the Nats rally – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse is relieved after hitting a home run in the 8th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Drew Storen pitched the 9th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

3B Coach Bo Porter jumped up on the top step of dugout when Bryce Harper gunned down Dobbs at the plate in the 9th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth high-fives Bryce Harper after gunning out Greg Dobbs in the ninth inning. – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard struggled in the 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CF Bryce Harper tried to make a “shark” catch in the 10th inning, but it was way out of his reach when Justin Ruggiano singled on a ground ball and Bryan Petersen advanced to 3rd. – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper and John Lannan cheering after Ian Desmond doubles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Justin Ruggiano and Michael Morse advanced to 3rd in the 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Adam LaRoche doubles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Giancarlo Stanton in the 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The entire Nationals Park did the shark chomp when Roger Bernadina pinch hit in 10th including players in the dugout – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth with Nats Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein before his at bat in 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth fans on the scoreboard while Werth was on deck in 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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