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Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tiebreaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th that sent the Washington Nationals over the Mets 8-2 Monday night.
David Wright homered twice and had five RBIs and R.A. Dickey won his league-leading 13th game and the New York Mets broke a six-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
The Nationals, still in the driver’s seat in their division now that the All-Star break is in the rear-view, can thank their success within the NL East for their firm grasp on first place. But with a huge chunk of the upcoming schedule featuring bouts against division rivals, continuing to win those games will be essential to staying in the playoff picture.
At the halfway point of the season, the Washington Nationals have a commanding lead over the NL East, and in just three seasons, have gone from the laughingstock of the league, to one of the most feared lineups in all of baseball. The only question is: Can they keep it up?
The Washington Nationals made the most of long-awaited production from Edwin Jackson and Adam LaRoche to beat the slumping New York Mets.
Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Stephen Strasburg outpitched Johan Santana for six innings in a marquee matchup of aces on the mend, and the Washington Nationals’ bullpen made the lead stand up for a 4-0 victory over New York on the 50th anniversary of the Mets’ first game.
Thursday on the Junkies, MLB Network studio analyst Matt Vasergian joined the show and predicted the Washington Nationals could be player in the race to win the NL East.