Nats Win Another Series

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros after another late game 7th & 8th inning comeback by a score of 3-2.  Another great performance by a starter, another no decision for a starter.

Zimmermann pitched 7 innings of 4 hit baseball with only 1 earned run, 3 strikeouts, and lots of ground balls.  Unfortunately for the Nationals they struggle against starters and don't score many runs until they face bullpens so the pitchers don't really get rewarded.

The Nationals once AGAIN scored the tying run on a bases loaded walk.  I've never seen so many HUGE runs on wild pitches and bases loaded walks.

In the 7th inning Rick Ankiel hit a double and after a balk by the Houston pitcher, Jaws Bernadina knocked in the game tying run.  The Nats and Mattheus gave up the lead again in the 8th, but in the bottom of the 8th after a bunch of walks including a bases loaded game-tying walk, Wilson Ramos hit a game winning sacrifice fly to take the lead.

H-Rod came into the game and finished off the Astros for his 3rd save of the game.  No vertigo for Rodriguez.

The Nats are now is early but life is good right now.

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