April 15th: WSH-2, PHI-4

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Final R H E
WSH 2 4 0
PHI 4 6 0
W: Hellickson (2-0, 1.59)
L: Blanton (0-2, 6.43)
S: Benoit (1)-

The NATS bullpen gave up a 2-run home run (10 of 12 bullpen-credited HRs this season) in the 8th inning (off Joe Blanton).  SP Tanner Roark went 7 innings, striking out 3 and allowing the other 2 runs on 4 hits.  Heisey had a home run in the 7th (off Hellickson – game tying at that point), and Rendon scored Lobaton with a single in the bottom of the third.  It was Jackie Robinson Day marking the 70th anniversary of the day Robinson broke the MLB color barrier on April 15, 1957, playing for the Dodgers; all players wore No. 42 in honor of Robinson’s jersey number.   Coming Sunday:  Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 0.69) versus Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 1.98).

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