Michael Morse and Jason Marquis put on a show as the Nationals beat the Astros 5-2 and take the first of three in Houston.
Jason Marquis had another solid start, allowing just two runs over six innings, but it wasn’t enough as the Nationals fell to the Colorado Rockies by a score of 2-1. Check out post-game video from Marquis, Ian Desmond and manager Davey Johnson.
Washington dropped back under .500 with a 42-43 record.
Watch video of Riggleman explaining his decision along with GM Mike Rizzo’s press conference and reactions from Jayson Werth, Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston Jr.
Michael Morse continues his hot play launching a two run bomb and that’s all the Nationals needed to beat the Padres 2-1 Friday night.
Espinosa has now hit four homers in the last five games, has ten on the season, and is on pace to hit 30 homers on the season.
Nats scored six runs in the first and Jason Marquis picked up 2 RBI’s and tied for the league lead in wins with 5.
Marquis allowed only five hits, and only one of the extra base variety, struck out seven and walked none in the Nationals first complete game shutout since April 2010.