The Nationals came back from the depths of complete offensive deficiency to beat the Marlins Saturday evening, to make this game one of those victories that will stand out above the rest at the end of the season.
The Nationals are sitting on D.C.’s first winning season in baseball in 43 years, with the most All-Stars representing the team since it’s inception 7 years ago, so it’s only fitting that, with an opening in 2015, Commissioner Selig brings the mid-summer classic back to the nation’s capital.
The Washington Nationals (49-34) weren’t able to head into the mid-summer break on a winning note, dropping the final game and series (2-1) to the Rockies 4-3, but as Tyler Clippard said, “You don’t ever want to get too comfortable.”
Holden and Danny were joined Thursday by fill-in Washington Nationals closer Tyler Clippard, who talked how unfortunate it was to see friend and former teammate Joel Peralta labeled ‘a cheater’ as well as how frustrating it was to get passed up for the closing role so many times here in Washington.
Even though Stephen Strasburg is on a three-game winning streak, his most recent starts hadn’t been especially smooth. On Saturday, he threw freely and easily, pitching four-hit ball for seven sharp innings to help lead the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.
The Nationals swept a doubleheader from the Phillies on Tuesday.
Brad Peacock gets his first major league win, in his first start, throwing 5 scoreless innings. Nationals win 2-0.
Stephen Lombardozzi, the Nationals Minor League Player of the Year, got his first big league hit to give the Nationals a 3-2 win over the Mets.
The Nationals and Rockies overcame a scary situation in the 2nd inning en route to the Nationals 5-3 win.
Twice the Nationals took the lead, and twice the bullpen let the Braves back in to the game, before falling in the bottom of the 9th 9-8