Cliff Lee struck out nine in eight impressive innings, Michael Young tied a career high with three doubles and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night.
The future seemed so bleak just last week when the Nats placed yet another player on the Disabled List in Stephen Strasburg, but one week from Wednesday and a handful of games later, that could all be in the past with Washington’s rotation returning to full-strength.
After their eighth loss in 11 games dropped the Washington Nationals to .500 for the first time in more than a year, manager Davey Johnson promised lineup changes and said he hopes players “get a little mad.”
Don’t call this just another spring training start for Washington’s Ross Detwiler.
Tuesday was a big morning for the Washington Nationals pitching staff when the team announced Ross Detwiler would be joining teammate Gio Gonzalez in representing Team U.S.A. in the World Baseball Classic in March. Detwiler shared his excitement with Lavar and Dukes. Detwiler shared his excitement with Lavar and Dukes.
The Washington Nationals have agreed to a $2,337,500, one-year deal with left-handed starter Ross Detwiler, avoiding arbitration.
Werth’s Homer Gives Washington Nationals Fans Reason To Cheer Going Into Game 5 Vs. St. Louis Cardinals
D.C.’s first home playoff baseball victory since 1933 was an October classic. When Jayson Werth launched a Lance Lynn fastball into the leftfield bullpen at Nationals Park in the bottom of the ninth inning, 44,392 fans went absolutely crazy. All of a sudden the Nats are in the driver’s seat, with 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez set to pitch Game 5 against Adam Wainwright (14-13) Friday at 8:37 p.m. at Nationals Park.
Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn’s 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series.
The Washington Nationals will try to stave off elimination in Game Four of the NLDS Thursday afternoon in D.C. against the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are five reasons why the Nationals can still win the NLDS.
Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East.
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