Davey Johnson caught up with Hank Aaron in the hotel lobby in Milwaukee last week, and introduced his players to him one-by-one in hopes the “offensive magic that Henry had would rub off on them.”
Fernando Abad entered a tight game and in a short span of three batters everything went downhill for the Washington Nationals.
Adam LaRoche was struggling so much at the plate, he decided to try something different. So he grabbed teammate Jayson Werth’s bat.
Jordan Zimmermann earned his career-high 13th win in front of his family and Bryce Harper hit a home run in the Nationals’ 4-1 victory over Milwaukee on Friday.
Kyle Lohse tossed eight sharp innings on short rest and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday, shutting down Bryce Harper and Co. for the second night in a row.
Stephen Strasburg had hitters flailing at curveballs for seven scoreless innings Tuesday night, getting all eight of his strikeouts with the same pitch in a magnificent outing that was wasted when the Milwaukee Brewers scored off the Washington Nationals bullpen for a 4-0 victory.
Bryce Harper homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list and his Washington Nationals teammates quickly joined in, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.
In the long-term, Jean Segura could be a Brewers fixture at shortstop for the next few years.
A six-run fourth inning helped the Nationals easily beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 Monday, cutting their magic number for winning the NL East to five.
Gio Gonzalez became the majors’ first 20-game winner in 2012, and the first pitcher for a Washington baseball team with 200 strikeouts since Walter Johnson in 1916, taking a shutout into the sixth inning Saturday to help the Nationals close in on their first NL East title by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4.