It will be up to Detwiler to stop the improved Bonifacio and the rest of the Marlins lineup after going five innings for the no decision Sunday against the Reds. The left-hander gave up only one earned run on six hits, while walking and striking out two.Marlins: Infante should return this weekend
The Marlins are hoping to have second baseman Omar Infante, who missed Wednesday and Thursday, back in the starting lineup sometime this weekend, but only if he's 100 percent. Guillen isn't about to rush Infante back from a strained left groin. "I worry about those injuries," Guillen said. "That little muscle there can be very aggravating. Obviously, you're not going to feel 100 percent in a few days. You've got to stay on top of that. ... He's got to give me the right answer for me to play him. I'm not in a hurry to play him. Obviously, you want him in the game. If that is not the right answer, we'll keep playing [Donnie] Murphy." Guillen is also keeping a close eye on left fielder Logan Morrison, who is working his way back after undergoing offseason surgery on his right knee. Morrison, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday, likely won't be in the starting lineup Friday, partially for matchup concerns with the lefty Detwiler on the mound, but it's worth noting that Morrison sat out each of the Marlins' three games that followed travel. Austin Kearns figures to get the start in left field in Morrison's place on Friday. "We're going to keep monitoring those guys," Guillen said. "I'm not going to overuse them. I like our bench. Let our bench go out there and do their job. I have a lot of confidence in them, and I think they can do the job, too." Nationals: Lannan not drawing much trade interest
Washington is still looking to complete a deal involving left-hander John Lannan but hasn't had much success in doing so, a baseball source told MLB.com. Lannan, making $5 million this year, is off to a slow start with Triple-A Syracuse, allowing nine earned runs in six innings. "He is mentally tough, I think," Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty said. "I know it is really tough. My experience tells me that. I've been through it, and it's hard to do. Again, if you are not mentally tough in this game, it will eat you alive. I think he will be able to handle it. He understands the situation. Hopefully, he will go out and have a great game. He is a quality pitcher." Worth noting
Former Marlins and Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez will officially announce his retirement on Monday. "Pudge," who began his Major League career with the Rangers in 1991, will return to Texas for a celebratory news conference. The Marlins went 7-2 at Nationals Park in 2011 and have posted a 26-9 record there since the stadium opened in 2008.
The Nationals went 6-2 during their season-opening homestead, and were 4-0 in one-run games.