Washington Nationals Reaction: Strasburg Now 8-0 After Win Over Mets
Last night, Stephen Strasburg won Round two against Matt Harvey as the Washington Nationals defeated the Mets, 7-4
At Nationals Park last night, the Washington Nationals brought out the long ball against the New York Mets as they used five home runs to defeat the New York Mets 7-4 and increased their lead in the NL East to 1.5 games. Plus, they are now 3-2 against New York this season with one more game in the series to come tomorrow.
Plus, it was round two between Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey. Strasburg got the upper hand in round one when Washington scored seven runs in the third inning against Harvey. Last night, Strasburg fell behind early, but the Nats’ offense helped him out and got him the lead quickly.
It was another dominant outing for Strasburg as he is now the second pitcher in the National League this season to get to eight wins (Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs). Plus, the Washington Nationals have now won 14 consecutive games that Strasburg has pitched, dating back to last season.
As for Harvey, even though he had a good start to the game, the Nats’ offense hit three home runs in the fourth and fifth inning combined to pull away and get a 5-1 lead. Harvey ended up only finishing five innings as he picked up his fourth loss in his last five starts.
Before Tanner Roark takes on Steven Matz this afternoon at Nats Park, check out my three takeaways from last night’s 7-4 win by the Washington Nationals.
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