Anytime you can beat-up the defending Cy Young Award winner before he can even get the chance to win the game, you take it. The Nats got to Tim Lincecum for three in the 3rd and 5th, knocking the Giants ace out after just 4.2 innings. Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham had two hits each, while the Nats offense managed to get seven runs on just eight hits. Luis Atilano picked up the win with 5.1 innings of 4 hit ball. After dropping a 4-2 loss on Tuesday to San Fran and Wednesdays impressive beatdown of Lincecum, the rubber match will take place Thursday. Craig Stammen will take the hill for the Nats against the Giants lefty Barry Zito.