The Lombard Yard & The Z-Man Help Strasburg Get The W

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On a DC baseball holiday (a day when Strasburg has a home start), the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-3 giving Strassy his 2nd win of the season.  Strasburg pitched 6 innings, gave up 6 hits, struck out 5, and only gave up 2 runs.

This season that 2 runs given up could have been a dagger for the Nats and Strasburg, but the offense stepped up and scored some runs to back him up.  Every single starter (including Strasburg) picked up at least 1 hit on the day.

Davy J gave Espinosa the day off and Steve Lombardozzi (The Lombard Yard) had a surprising 4 hit day.  Lombo drove in 2 huge runs that put the Nats up and ended up giving Strasburg a W when it looked like he would get a 2nd no decision on the year.  Zimmerman also picked up a couple hits and a couple RBIs.

The bullpen gave up one run (Mattheus) but the Nats picked up the W when H-Rod closed the game to pick up his 2nd save of the season.

The Nats are now 8-3 and sit alone atop the NL east.  Why do I care after 10 games what place they are in?  I don't...but it could be the only time I type that line all season, so I'm gonna use it!

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