Washington Nationals Reaction: Nats Getting it Done with the Glove
By Matt Weyrich
Take a look at our reactions to the Washington Nationals’ 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night.
When an offense records twelve hits in a baseball game, they tend to win the game. When their pitching staff records just as many strikeouts, it’s almost a guarantee.
The Nationals (33-21) beat the Phillies 7-2 yesterday evening behind eight strong innings from Max Scherzer and four RBIs by Wilson Ramos. The team extended their lead in the National League East over the Mets to three games, while Philadelphia (26-27) slipped to six and a half games back.
Scherzer (6-4, 3.87 ERA) completed his eight innings of work in 111 pitches, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while racking up eleven strikeouts. The Phillies’ only runs of the game came on a home run off the bat of Eric Goeddel in the bottom of the seventh.
Washington was able to drive in six runs against Adam Morgan (1-4, 7.07), highlighted by a four spot in the sixth. With no outs and runners on first and second, Wilson Ramos crushed a three-run homer into the right field seats for his seventh long ball of the year. Two batters later, Danny Espinosa followed suit with a homer of his own.
Ryan Zimmerman recorded a pair of hits and drove in two runs and Anthony finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Every position player on the Nats was able to muster at least one hit, including six that went for extra bases.
Blake Treinen and Oliver Perez combined to put up a scoreless ninth, giving the Nationals their fifth sweep of the season. Washington is now twelve games over .500 for the first time in 2016.
While the Nats enjoy their off-day before beginning a three game set in Cincinnati, check out my three biggest takeaways from yesterday’s contest.
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