battle of the beltways
Max Scherzer ended his impressive first half with another dominant performance, taking a three-hitter into the ninth inning to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams.
Baltimore has thrown the latest grenade in what is apparently a heated battle between the Beltway cities.
In a rivalry that hasn’t meant much more than bragging rights, perhaps for the first time in the history of the Battle of the Beltways the Nationals and Orioles will both have something to play for. And for Nats’ manager Davey Johnson, there’s a little something extra on the line. The O’s were 98-64 in the 1997 season and haven’t won more than 79 games in any of the 14 years since firing him.
Jim Riggleman Post-Game Press Conference Locker Room Interviews (Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth) The Washington Nationals dropped their final game in the ‘Battle of the Beltways’ series against the Baltimore Orioles on Father’s Day. A few […]