Washington Nationals Rapid Reaction: Grading the Nationals Win Over the Phillies


The Washington Nationals opened up their home stand with a 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team as a whole looks to have found its way and this was as close to a compete team performance as the Nats have had this year. Let’s pass out the grades for the team as part of our Rapid Reaction series here at District on Deck!

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OFFENSE . B+. Five runs seems like a windfall after the slow offensive start to the season and a big part of that turn around is <strong><a href=. .

I was hoping to write on how improved the Nationals’ defense was in this game due to a great first few innings in the field. <strong><a href=. . . DEFENSE . B-

A+. The bullpen was fantastic and a welcome sight after hearing the news that <strong><a href=. . . BULLPEN

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