The Mets chased starter Ross Detwiler early and often, building a 6-1 lead and coasting to a 7-3 win over the Nationals.
The Nationals offense remained missing as the Diamondbacks took their third straight over Washington, 8-1.
The Arizona Diamondbacks did it again, riding hot pitching; the Nationals wasted a strong performance from Livan Hernandez.
The Arizona Diamondbacks used a home run from an unlikely source and the strong pitching from Ian Kennedy to shutout the Nationals.
Strasburg hit 98 mph and was sitting at 95-97 mph during his 60 pitch/40 strike performance.
The Philadelphia Phillies asserted themselves Saturday night, recording nine hits and taking advantage of Nationals’ miscues, for a 5-0 shutout.
Ryan Zimmerman’s grand slam wins it in last at-bat.
A small measure of pay back for former Reds’ outfielder Jonny Gomes, who delivered a key two-run single.
The value of this rehab starts are showing with every successive game.
This was Wang’s first win at home since May 2, 2008, with the New York Yankees in a 5-1 win over Seattle.