Taylor hit a home run for the third straight game, rookie Joe Ross allowed one run in seven innings and the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Saturday night.
Trea Turner, one of baseball’s top prospects, made his major league debut Friday, showcasing his speed and experiencing his first replay review in Washington’s 10-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Max Scherzer struck out a team-record 16 and threw a one-hitter while pitching the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0.
Jordan Zimmermann struggled through his second shortest start of the season as the Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 8-4
The Washington Nationals keep falling behind late in games.
One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
Mike Fiers has always been a late bloomer. He was a 22nd round pick in 2009, and was already 24 years old as his college career took some time due to injuries. He never ranked as a top prospect, and has logged 116 games and 483.1 innings in the Minor Leagues, despite making his MLB debut in 2011.
Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.
Bryce Harper homered and went 3 for 4 for his first multi-hit game since late April, but the Nationals fell 4-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night despite belting out 11 hits.
Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.