Nationals: 3 Takeaways From 8-2 Win Over Marlins
The Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 Sunday afternoon to take the series and end their six-game road trip on a high note. What were the biggest takeaways from the Nats’ commanding victory?
After splitting the first two games of their weekend series in Miami, Dusty Baker and the Nationals sent Max Scherzer to the hill to put Washington (27-17) back in the winning column. Scherzer (5-3, 3.80 ERA) did just that, throwing eight strong innings in which he allowed two runs on six hits, walked no one, and had eight strikeouts. His only blemish came in the seventh, when Justin Bour took the Nats’ right-hander deep to left field for a two-run homer.
Ben Revere had a day offensively, going 3-5 with two RBIs, two runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases (his first of the year). In his his last three games, Revere is an encouraging 7-for-14 with a triple and four RBIs after hitting .096 through his first twelve games this season.
Anthony Rendon drove in three runs, bringing home Daniel Murphy with his tenth double of the season in the third and two more in the ninth on a triple into the right field corner. Wilson Ramos continued his torrid start to the season with a couple of hits and two walks, raising his season slash line to .347/.389/.525.
Oliver Perez and Blake Treinen combined to pitch a scoreless ninth, closing out the game to put Washington ten games over .500. They remain in first place in the National League East, a game and a half above the second place New York Mets.
With that being said, check out my three takeaways from yesterday’s 8-2 win.
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