Even with the NL East already won, the end of the regular season is turning into a logistical headache for the Washington Nationals.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Working his way back after a long injury absence, Ryan Zimmerman was out of the Washington Nationals’ starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets.
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are playing well at the right time.
Ryan Zimmerman made up for lost time and immediately tested the injury that resulted in a lengthy absence.
Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
After winning the National League East Division title in 2012 for the first time in team history, the Washington Nationals looked like a rising power in Major League Baseball.
The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.
With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.
Stalking off the mound, Gio Gonzalez slammed the ball hard into Matt Williams’ hand without a word.