Here are my three takeaways from last night’s Washington Nationals comeback win against the Rockies
Last night, the Washington Nationals (70-47) found themselves in an early 3-0 hole against the Colorado Rockies (56-63) after the first inning. On a night where Max Scherzer didn’t have his best stuff and didn’t last long in the game, the offense and the bullpen were able to pick him up.
The first runs for the Washington Nationals were in the third inning when Jayson Werth hit a two-run home run to left. Werth walked in the first inning to extend his on-base streak to 43 games, which tied Ryan Zimmerman for most consecutive games on-base in Washington Nationals history.
In addition to Werth, the usual big names found a way to make an impact on this game. Daniel Murphy’s single in the fifth cut the lead to one run, Wilson Ramos tied the game in the sixth with a solo home run, and Bryce Harper reached base in all five plate appearances and had the game-winning double in the seventh.
Plus, the bullpen was excellent after Scherzer as they shut out a strong Rockies lineup over the final five innings. However, the one batter no Washington Nationals pitcher was able to keep off base was second baseman DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu went 4-for-4 to increase his batting average to .337, ten points behind Murphy for the league lead in league lead.
Last night was one of those games where the Washington Nationals showed that despite facing an early deficit, they have the ability to battle back in games, which could come in handy if this team makes the postseason.
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