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Stephen Strasburg struck out six in three innings Thursday night and the Washington Nationals and New York Mets played to a 4-all tie.
Unfortunately for Nats fans Gio Gonzalez isn’t able to add Cy Young Award to the already impressive list of end-of-season honors Washington has racked up.
Gio Gonzalez got his 16th win, tying him for the major league lead and setting a Washington Nationals team record, downing the New York Mets 5-2.
Jonathon Niese pitched into the eighth inning and Ike Davis hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lead the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 2-0 Saturday night.
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?