Aug 4th: WSH-4, CHC-2

Final R H E
WSH 4 7 0
CHC 2 6 0
W: Roark (9-7, 4.82)
L: Hendricks (4-4, 3.81)
S: Doolittle (8)

**MURPHY 2 HRs:   3-for-4 and 9 total bases and 3 RBI**

*RENDON Sac Fly RBI, scoring KENDRICK*

Scoring:

NATS/1st (2 runs):

Daniel Murphy (.333) 2-run HR, scoring Howie Kendrick (WSH-2, CHC-0).

NATS/6th (1 run):

Daniel Murphy (.333) solo HR (WSH-3, CHC-0).

CUBS/7th (2 runs):

Javier Baez 2-run HR, scoring Kyle Scharber (WSH-3, CHC-2).  Roark pitching.

NATS/8th (1 run):

Anthony Rendon (.312) sac fly, scoring Howie Kendrick (WSH-4, CHC-2).

STOLEN BASE:  Kendrick (9)

Pitching:

SP Tanner Roark (4.82) – Game Score 54 (SP CHC Hendricks 52):

Pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4 (103 pitches, 67 strikes, 26 batters).

Brandon Kintzler (2.66):

Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits and 1 walk (14 pitches, 8 strikes, 3 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.79) – Hold:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2 (17 pitches, 13 strikes, 4 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.81) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, striking out 1 (6 pitches, 5 strikes, 3 batters).

 

Aug 2nd: WSH-0, MIA-7

Final R H E
WSH 0 4 1
MIA 7 10 0
W: Worley (1-2, 5.31)
L: Cole (1-1, 4.91)
S: –

*NATS (4 hits) Shut Out by MIA  (Shutout #4)*

*MIA SP Vance Worley:  7 IP, 14 Groundouts, 3 K’s, 2 Hits*

*STANTON Robs GOODWIN of 9th Inning HR (Wall Jump)*

Scoring/Hits:

NATS/1st (hit #1):  

Howie Kendrick single.

MIA/1st (1 run):

Giancarlo Stanton RBI double, scoring Dee Gordon (WSH-0, MIA-1).  AJ Cole pitching.

NATS/4th (hit #2):

Brian Goodwin singles.

MIA/5th (4 runs):  

Christian Yelich 2-run HR, scoring Dee Gordon (WSH-0, MIA-3).  AJ Cole pitching.

Derek Dietrich 2-run HR, scoring JT Realmuto (WSH-0, MIA-5).  AJ Cole pitching.

MIA/5th (2 runs):

Dee Gordon RBI single, scoring Miguel Rojas (WSH-0, MIA-6).  Matt Albers pitching.

Christian Yelich RBI double, scoring Dee Gordon (WSH-0, MIA-7).  Matt Albers pitching.

NATS/9th (hits #3 & #4):

Wilmer Difo singles.

Adrian Sanchez singles.

–Brian Goodwin flies out to Stanton.

ERROR:  Brian Goodwin (fielding)

Pitching:

SP AJ Cole (4.91) – Game Score 28 (SP MIA Worley 81):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 6 hits (2 HR) and 4 walks, striking out 5 (97 pitches, 58 strikes, 25 batters).

Enny Romero (3.99) – exited game with possible injury:

Pitched 0.2 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 1 hit and 1 walk, striking out 2 (17 pitches, 9 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Albers (2.03):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 3 hits and 0 walks, striking out 1 (30 pitches, 20 strikes, 6 batters).

Brandon Kintzler (2.70)

Pitched 1.1 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2 (23 pitches, 19 strikes, 4 batters).

Up next – Thursday a day off, Friday @ CHC at 2:20 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (8-7, 4.93 ERA) vs. Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.80 ERA).

Aug 1st: WSH-6, MIA-7

Final R H E
WSH 6 11 0
MIA 7 9 0
W: McGown (7-1, 2.77)
L: Albers (5-2, 2.08)
S: Ziegler (1)

**MAX:  First Major League HR!**

*MAX:  Departs 2nd with Neck Spasms (sleep position?)*

**New NAT Howie KENDRICK:  5-for-5, first NATS HR**

Scoring:

NATS/2nd (6 runs):

Anthony Rendon (.317) RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-1, MIA-0).

Max Scherzer (.205) 3-run HR, scoring Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin (WSH-4, MIA-0).

Howie Kendrick (.353) 2-run HR, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-6, MIA-0).

MIA/2nd – Pitching Change:  SCHERZER departs after 1 pitch (neck pain), replaced by Matt GRACE.

MIA/3rd (1 run):  

Dee Gordon grounds out, Miguel Rojas scores (WSH-6, MIA-1). Matt Grace pitching.

MIA/4th (2 runs):

Tomas Telis sac fly, Marcell Ozuna scores (WSH-6, MIA-2).  Matt Grace pitching.

Miguel Rojas RBI single, scoring JT Realmuto (WSH-6, MIA-3). Matt Grace pitching.

MIA/5th (4 runs):

Marcell Ozuna 3-run HR, scoring Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton (WSH-6, MIA-6).  Matt Albers pitching.

Derek Dietrich RBI triple, scoring JT Realmuto (WSH-6, MIA-7).  Matt Albers pitching.

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.21) – Game Score 46 (SP/MIA O’Grady 13):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks (10 pitches, 7 strikes, 3 batters).

Matt Grace (4.15):

Pitched 2.2 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 1 (53 pitches, 26 strikes, 14 batters).

Sammy Solis (14.00):

Pitched 0.2 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 1 hits and 1 walks, striking out 1 (13 pitches, 7 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Albers (2.08) – Loss:

Pitched 0.2 inning, giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits (1 HR) and 0 walks (14 pitches, 10 strikes, 5 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.75):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hits, striking out 1 (9 pitches, 8 strikes, 4 batters).

Joe Blanton (6.82):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks, striking out 2 (32 pitches, 19 strikes, 6 batters).

 

July 31st: WSH-1, MIA-0

Final R H E
WSH 1 3 0
MIA 0 2 1
W: Gonzalez (9-5, 2.66)
L: Urena (9-5, 3.82)
S: Doolittle (7)

*GIO No-Hitter…Until Dee GORDON Single TOP 9TH*

*GIO:  0 Runs, 1 Hit, 3 Walks (28 Batters)*

*HARPER Drives in Only Run of the Game (6th)*

*NATS Acquire Closer from TWINS:  IAN KINTZLER*

Scoring/Hits:

MIA/1st (1 walk):

Giancarlo Stanton walks (then CS).  Gio pitching.

NATS/2nd (1 hit):

Adam Lind (.321) singles.  Urena pitching.

MIA/2nd (1 walk):

Tyler Moore (former NAT!) walks.  Gio pitching.

NATS/3rd (single/E4):

Brian Goodwin (.246) reaches on fielding error.  Urena pitching.

NATS/4th (1 walk):

Bryce Harper (.329) walks.  Urena pitching.

NATS/6th (1 double, 1 SAC, 1 run):

Brian Goodwin doubles, Wilmer Difo sac bunt.

Bryce Harper RBI single, scoring Goodwin (WSH-1, MIA-0).  Urena pitching.

MIA/7th (1 walk):

Christian Yelich walks.  Gio pitching.

NATS/8th (1 HBP):

Miguel Rojas hit by pitch.  Gio pitching.

MIA/9th (2 hits):

Dee Gordon singles.  Gio pitching.  Doolittle replaces Gio.

Christian Yelich singles.  Doolittle pitching.

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.66) – Games Score 85 (SP MIA Urena 83):

Pitched 8.0 innings (plus 1 batter in the 9th), giving up 0 runs and 1 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5 (106 pitches, 67 strikes, 28 batters).

Sean Doolittle (3.95) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit/0 walks (9 pitches, 8 strikes, 3 batters).

Up Next – NATS @ MIAMI Tuesday 7:10 p.m.:  Max SCHERZER (12-5, 2.23 ERA) vs. Chris O’GRADY (2-1, 3.68 ERA).

 

July 30th (2 games): WSH-6, COL-10///WSH-3, COL-1

GAME #1:

Final R H E
WSH 6 13 2
COL 10 16 1
W: Freeland (11-7, 3.71)
L: Fedde (0-1, 11.25)
S: Holland (33)

***Ryan Zimmerman 2 HRs (24)***

Scoring:

COL/1st (2 runs):  

Gerardo Parra GIDP, Charlie Blackmon scores (WSH-0, COL-1).  Ramie Tapia RBI single, scoring DJ LeMahieu (WSH-0, COL-2).  Fedde pitching.

NATS/1st (1 run):

Wilmer Difo (.271) solo HR (WSH-1, COL-2).

COL/3rd (2 runs):

DJ LeMahieu RBI double, scoring Charlie Blackmon (WSH-1, COL-3).  Gerardo Parra GIDP, DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado score (WSH-1, COL-4).  Fedde pitching.

NATS/3rd (3 runs):

Ryan Zimmerman (.320) 3-run HR, scoring Brian Goodwin and Wilmer Difo (WSH-4, COL-4).

COL/4th (3 runs):  

Ryan Hanigan RBI single, scoring Carlos Gonzalez (WSH-4, COL-5).  Charlie Blackmon RBI single, scoring Trevor Story (WSH-4, COL-6).  Nolan Arenado RBI single scoring Charlie Blackmon (WSH-4, COL-7).  Fedde pitching.

COL/6th (1 run):

DJ LeMahieu RBI double, scoring Pat Valaika (WSH-4, COL-8).  Grace pitching.

NATS/7th (1 run):

Ryan Zimmerman (.320) second HR (solo) of the game (WSH-5, COL-8).

COL/8th (1 run):

Nolan Arenado RBI triple, scoring Charlie Blackmon (WSH-5, COL-9).  Blanton pitching.

COL/9th (1 run):

Ryan Hanigan RBI double, scoring Raimel Tapia (WSH-5, COL-10).  Perez pitching.

NATS/9th (1 run):

Anthony Rendon (.315) RBI single, scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-6, COL-10).

Pitching:

SP Erick Fedde (11.25) – Game Score 22 (SP COL Freeland 32):

Pitched 4.0 innings, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) on 10 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3 (87 pitches, 57 strikes, 22 batters).

Matt Grace (3.58):

Pitch 2 innings, giving up 1 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 2.

Enny Romero (3.66):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 3.

Joe Blanton (7.31):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 run on 2 hits and 0 walks, striking out 1.

Oliver Perez (3.91):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 run on 2 hits and 0 walks, striking out 2.

GAME #2:

Final R H E
WSH 3 4 0
COL 1 4 0
W: Jackson (2-1, 3.75)
L: Gray (3-2, 5.52)
S: Doolittle (6)

*LIND & GOODWIN HRs Carry the NATS to WIN*

*Edwin JACKSON Strong Start (1 runs, 6 Ks, 7 IP)*

Scoring:

COL/5th (1 run):

Gerardo Parra singles, scoring Jon Gray (WSH-0, COL-1).  Edwin Jackson pitching.

NATS/5th (3 runs):

Adam Lind (.320) 2-run HR, scoring Anthony Rendon (WSH-2, COL-1).

Brian Goodwin (.246) solo HR (WSH-3, COL-1).

Pitching:

SP Edwin Jackson (3.75) – Game Score 73 (SP COL Gray 59):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6 (112 pitches, 70 strikes, 26 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.83) – Hold:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 2.

Sean Doolittle (4.10) – Save:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1.

Up next – NATS @ MIA 7:10 p.m.:  Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.81 ERA) vs. Jose Urena (9-4, 4.04 ERA).

 

July 29th: WSH-2, COL-4

Final R H E
WSH 2 3 0
MIL 4 6 0
W: Marquez (9-4, 4.08)
L: Roark (8-7, 4.93)
S: Holland (32)

*Welcome Howie KENDRICK – 1st NATS Hit (2B) and Run Scored*

*DIFO 2-RBI Single in the 6th*

**Erick FEDDE Makes his MLB Debut Sunday**

Scoring:

COL/2nd:  

Trevor Story 2-run HR, scoring Carlos Gonzalez (WSH-0, COL-2).  Roark pitching.

COL/5th:

Gerardo Parra RBI double, scoring DJ LeMahieu (WSH-0, COL-3).  Roark pitching.

Mark Reynolds RBI double, scoring Gerardo Parra (WSH-0, COL-4).  Roark pitching.   

WSH/6th:

Batting:  Matt Wieters singles, newcomer Howie Kendrick doubles.

Wilmer Difo (.260) 2-RBI single, scoring Wieters and newcomer Kendrick.

Pitching:

SP Tanner Roark (4.93) – Games Score 42 (COL SP Marquez 80):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits (1 HR) and 4 walks, striking out 8 (99 pitches, 72 strikes, 24 batters).

Sammy Solis (12.96):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (10 pitches, 6 strikes, 3 batters).

Matt Albers (1.64):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks (24 pitches, 14 strikes, 6 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.68):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 3 (17 pitches, 11 strikes, 3 batters).

Up next:  Double header on Sunday at 1:35 (Erick Fedde vs. Kyle Freeland) and 7:05 (Edwin Jackson vs. Jon Gray).  Fedde is making his MLB debut.

 

NATS All-Star Game 2018: Some ALL-STAR History & D.C.

Everyone is excited that the ALL-STAR GAME is coming to D.C. in 2018.  What about some ALL-STAR GAME history:

Fun Fact: The first All Star Game was in 1933 at the Chicago White Sox’s Comiskey Park. Cleveland Stadium and Old Yankee Stadium are tied for the most times a stadium has hosted the game, with four each. The Nats and the Tampa Bay Rays are the only teams that have not hosted the Classic.

Another Fun Fact: The first Home Run Derby was in 1985 at Minneapolis; it was then a contest between leagues (5 players each) and the AL won 17 16. In Derby history, Ken Griffey, Jr. CF (Mariners/Reds) has the most wins (3) and most appearances (8). Josh Hamilton OF (Rangers) hit the most HRs in one round (18—2008), and Bobby Abreu RF (Phillies) the most overall HRs in one event (41 2005).

DC ALL-STAR GAMES

YEAR                        VENUE                                  ATTENDANCE

     
1937 Griffith Stadium 31,391
1956 Griffith Stadium 28,843
1962 D.C. (RFK) Stadium 45,480
1969 RFK Stadium 45,259

***The Montreal EXPOS hosted the Summer Classic once, in 1982.

Highlights Of D.C. All-Star Games:

1937: The first pitch was thrown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and ended in an AL victory 8 3 over the NL. Dizzy Dean (Cardinals) and Lefty Gomez (Yankees) were the starting pitchers; during the game Dizzy Dean’s toe was broken when he was struck by an Earl Averill (Indians) hit. Senator All Stars: Rick Ferrell (C), Wes Ferrell (P). Wes and Rick were brothers and teammates from 1933 37; they both played in the 1933 and 1937 All Star games. Rick was elected to the HOF by the Veterans Committee in 1984.

1956: The game featured home runs by Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the NL, and Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams for the AL. Starting pitchers were Billy Pierce (Chicago White Sox) and Bob Friend (Pittsburgh Pirates); NL won 7 3 with Friend earning the win, and Johnny Antonelli (San Francisco Giants) got the save. Senator All Stars: Roy Sievers (OF). Sievers was a 5 time All Star, AL Rookie of the Year (1949), AL home run and RBI champion (1957).

1962: President John F. Kennedy threw out the first pitch, and the NL won 3 1. Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the MVP. Starting pitchers were Don Drysdale (Dodgers), and Jim Bunning (Tigers); Juan Marichal (San Francisco Giants) got the win. Senator All Stars: Dave Stenhouse (P). Stenhouse, a rookie at the time, was selected as the starting pitcher for the OTHER 1962 All Star Game at Wrigley Field, against Johnny Podres (Dodgers).

Fun Fact: The 1962 game was one of two (July 10th in D.C. and the other July 30th at Wrigley Field) All Star Games because from 1959 62 a second game was added to raise money for the MLB players’ pension funds, as well as other causes. This was abandoned because having two games watered down the appeal and impact of the event.

1969: The 40th All Star Game resulted in a 9-3 victory for the NL. The original date of July 22nd was rained out, so the game took place on July 23rd. Senator All Stars: starter Frank Howard (OF), and Darold Knowles (LHP). Per Wikipedia, Knowles is the only pitcher to have played in all 7 games of a World Series (1973 with the Oakland Athletics). H
oward (“Hondo”) was a two time AL home run champion (1968 and 1970) and AL RBI champion (1970) with the Senators.

 

 

July 28th: WSH-15, MIL-2

LOBATON gets the HELMET-OFF TREATMENT from RENDON

Final R H E
WSH 15 19 0
MIL 2 4 1
W: Scherzer (12-5, 8.31)
L: Blazek (0-1, 8.31)
S: –

*8 HR Game:  2 Each for ZIMMERMAN & HARPER*

MAX:  Gets 200th K – his 6th Season in a Row with 200+

**GOODWIN & HARPER 3-for 5; HARPER has 10 TB**

**Other HR:  LOBATON, RENDON, GOODWIN, DIFO**

Scoring: 

NATS/1st (2 runs – 1 HR):

Bryce Harper 2-run HR (#26), scoring Brian Goodwin (WSH-2, MIL-0).

NATS/3rd (7 runs – 5 HR):

Brian Goodwin 2-run HR (#10), scoring Max Scherzer (WSH-4, MIL-0).

Wilmer Difo solo HR (#3) (WSH-5, MIL-0).

Bryce Harper solo HR (#27) (WSH-6, MIL-0).

Ryan Zimmerman solo HR (#21) (WSH-7, MIL-0).

Anthony Rendon solo HR (#21) (WSH-8, MIL-0).

Jose Lobaton RBI double, scoring Adam Lind (WSH-9, MIL-0).

MIL/4th (1 run):

Travis Shaw solo HR (WSH-9, MIL-1).  Scherzer pitching.

NATS/4th (6 runs – 2 HR):

Bryce Harper RBI double, scoring Wilmer Difo (WSH-10, MIL-1).

Ryan Zimmerman (#22) 2-run HR, scoring Bryce Harper (WSH-12, MIL-1).

Adam Lind grounds out, Daniel Murphy scores (WSH-13, MIL-1).

Jose Lobaton 2-run HR (#4), scoring Daniel Murphy (WSH-15, MIL-1).

MIL/7th (1 run):

Lewis Brinson solo HR (WSH-15, MIL-2).

STOLEN BASE:  Lind

Pitching:

SP Max Scherzer (2.23) – Game Score 64 (MIL SP Blazek -18):

Pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 1 earned run (1 HR) on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 9 (109 pitches, 70 strikes, 23 batters).

Enny Romero (3.74):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit and 0 walks (16 pitches, 11 strikes, 4 batters).

Matt Grace (3.51):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks, striking out 1 (18 pitches, 12 strikes, 3 batters).

Matt Albers (1.73):

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs/hits/walks (6 pitches, 5 strikes, 3 batters).

Up next – COL @ NATS Friday 7:05 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (8-6, 4.83 ERA) vs. German Marquez (8-4, 4.20 ERA).

July 26th: WSH-8, MIL-5

Final R H E
WSH 8 10 1
MIL 5 9 0

W: Madson (3-4, 1.87)
L: Barnes (3-2, 4.30)
S: –

*NATS 7 run 8th Inning Sparked by GOODWIN* 

*NATS 8th:  11 Batters, 4 Pitchers, 7 Runs*

*Doubles:  GOODWIN, LIND, ZIMMERMAN, SEVERINO*

*ZIMMERMAN:  Go Ahead 2-Run Double*

*HARPER Continues Hit Streak; EJECTED in 8th (10 career)*

Scoring/Highlights:

MIL/1st (2 runs):

Domingo Santana solo HR (WSH-0, MIL-1).  Gio pitching.

Jesus Aguilar strikes out swinging, Gio throws wild pitch and Travis Shaw scores (WSH-0, MIL-2).

NATS/1st:  Harper singles (continues hit streak).

NATS/7th (1 run):

Daniel Murphy (.340) solo HR (WSH-1, MIL-2).

NATS/8th (7 runs – 1 Ejection):

Brian Goodwin (.237) doubles and Wilmer Difo (.255) singles, PH Adrian Sanchez (.063) scores (WSH-2, MIL-2).

Bryce Harper (.334) strikes out swinging, argues pitch call and is ejected by HP umpire Chris Segal.

Ryan Zimmerman (.316) 2-RBI double scoring Brian Goodwin and Wilmer Difo (WSH-4, MIL-2).

Daniel Murphy (.340) intentional walk, Anthony Rendon (.315) RBI single scoring Ryan Zimmerman (WSH-5, MIL-2).

Adam Lind (.331) 2-RBI double, scoring Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon (WSH-7, MIL-2).

Pedro Severino (.500) RBI double, scoring Adam Lind (WSH-8, MIL-2).

MIL/9th (3 runs): 

Lewis Brinson 2-run HR, scoring Manny Pina (WSH-8, MIL-4). Doolittle pitching.

Hernan Perez RBI double, scoring Orlando Arcia (WSH-8, MIL-5).

ERROR:  Zimmerman (throw).

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.81) – Game Score 66 (SP MIL Nelson 70):

Pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 8 (102 pitches, 67 strikes, 28 batters).

Ryan Madson (1.87) – Win:

Pitched 1.0 inning, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks, striking out 1 (12 pitches, 8 strikes, 3 batters).

Sean Doolittle (4.26):

Pitched 1. inning, giving up 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 3 (28 pitches, 17 strikes, 7 batters).

Up next – MIL @ NATS Thursday at 12:05 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.26 ERA, 192 K) vs. Michael Blazek (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K).

 

July 25th: WSH-0, MIL-8

Final R H E
WSH 0 5 1
MIL 8 11 0
W: Davies (12-4, 4.45)
L: Jackson (1-1, 4.76)
S: –

**NATS Shut Out (#3) by BREWERS**

*3 doubles:  RENDON, HARPER, MURPHY*

*DREW walks 2x*

*Team RISP 0-for-9; Team LOB 8*

*SP JACKSON:  7 runs (3 earned) – 3 HR*

Scoring (MIL) and NATS batting (5 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts):

NATS/1st:  Stephen Drew (.253) walk (BB #1).

MIL/2nd (1 run):

Zach Davies sac bunt, Manny Pina scores.  Jackson pitching.

NATS/2nd:  Anthony Rendon (.315) doubles (H #1).

MIL/4th (4 runs):

Ryan Braun RBI single, scoring Orlando Arcia.  Jackson pitching.

Travis Shaw 3-run HR, scoring Ryan Braun and Zach Davies.  Jackson pitching.

NATS 4th:  Ryan Zimmerman (.317) single (H #2).

MIL/5th (2 runs):

Eric Thames solo HR.  Jackson pitching.

Manny Pina solo HR.  Jackson pitching.

NATS/5th:  Adam Lind (.326) single (H #3).

NATS/7th:  Anthony Rendon (.315) walk (BB #2).

MIL/8th (1 run):

Domingo Santana RBI single, scoring Eric Sogard.  Blanton pitching.

NATS/8th:  Stephen Drew (.253) walk (BB #3).  Bryce Harper (.335)  double (H #4).

NATS/9th:  Daniel Murphy (.340) double (H #5).

Pitching:

SP Edwin Jackson (4.76) – Game Score 14 (MIL SP Davies 84):

Pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 7 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits (3 HR) and 3 walks, striking out 3 (112 pitches, 69 strikes, 27 batters).

Oliver Perez (3.86):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 0 runs/hits and 1 walk, striking out 4 (32 pitches, 19 strikes, 8 batters).

Joe Blanton (7.24):

Pitched 2.0 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 1.

Next up – BREWERS @ NATS 7:05 p.m.:  Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83 ERA, 119 K) vs. Jimmy Nelson (8-5, 3.43 ERA, 132 K).