Doug Fister kept himself and his club on a roll, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings Thursday as the Washington Nationals capped a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-2 victory.
After two months of mediocrity, perhaps the Washington Nationals have turned the page.
Ryan Zimmerman came forward to make a head-high running catch on a slicing line drive off the bat of Chase Utley, a routine play that drew a disproportionately grand ovation from the home fans.
The Washington Nationals broke out of their recent hitting slump Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins, rallying from an early 4-0 deficit and finishing with 15 hits.
Not even a visit from the usually cooperative Miami Marlins could bring the Washington Nationals out of their offensive funk.
The Washington Nationals have activated first baseman Adam LaRoche from the 15-day disabled list, and he is batting cleanup against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Washington Nationals have placed left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder and recalled righty Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.
Juan Lagares was ready to contribute when given the opportunity.
The hits keep coming for the Washington Nationals, and not in a good way.
For five innings of his first career start, Blake Treinen’s arm kept him in a pitcher’s duel with Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.