Washington Nationals Reaction: Offense On Fire In The Desert

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Aug 2, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) after hitting a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 2, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) after hitting a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 2, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) after hitting a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Nationals offense scored double-digit runs for the second straight game in last night’s win over the Diamondbacks

Even with Bryce Harper out of the lineup last night because of an illness, the Washington Nationals offense still put up ten runs in a win over the Diamondbacks. In their two games played in Phoenix, the Nats have scored 24 runs and six different players have two RBI’s or more.

Last night, the Washington Nationals hit three home runs to help break a 2-2 tie against Robbie Ray. In the fifth, Wilson Ramos and Chris Heisey went back-to-back to give the Nats their first lead.

Two innings later, Jayson Werth hit a solo home run that went off the left field wall and into the bullpen. With his three hits last night, his on-base streak is up to 35 games, which is one shy of the Major League high for this season.

While Tanner Roark wasn’t dominant last night, in his start, he still continued to be consistent and had another quality start as he picked up his 11th win of the season. With the win last night and a Marlins loss in Chicago, the Washington Nationals lead in the NL East is up to six games.

Before the Washington Nationals go for the sweep this afternoon with Max Scherzer on the mound against Zack Godley (3:40 p.m ET, MASN), check out my three takeaways from last night’s 10-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field:

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