Washington Nationals Rapid Reaction: Wilson Ramos Saves Day In 5-4 Win Over Diamondbacks

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Aug 4, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) hits a two run RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals won 5 – 4. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Ramos Delivers Game Winning Hit In Eighth

Coming into last night’s game, Wilson Ramos was having one of the worst stretches of any Nats’ player in the starting lineup. Since the All-Star Break, the Nats’ catcher was 4-for-40 (.100/.098/.175) with one home run and five RBI’s.

When you look back at that four-run ninth inning Monday night, Ramos’ RBI single may have only cut the team’s deficit to 6-2, but it may end up being a big hit for him going forward.

Ramos’ night began when he drew a walk in the first inning on eight pitches against Corbin. Then, with two outs in the third, Ramos took a 2-0 fastball from Collmenter and singled to left field.

After grounding out to short to start the sixth, Ramos stepped to the plate two innings later with a chance to give the Nationals the win. With runners at second and third with one out, he knew not to do too much and just blooped a 1-2 curveball from David Hernandez into right field for a base hit that ended up driving in Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth.

While it is only two games, Ramos is 2-for-7 in this series with three RBI’s. After the game, his postgame comments suggested that he is starting to feel some confidence and that could only mean good things for the Nationals’ offense going forward if Ramos provides a daily contribution at the bottom of the lineup:

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