Nats Win Home Opener On A Wild Pitch

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, April 13, 2012

In his first start as a Washington National, Gio Gonzalez couldn't make it out of the 4th inning.  On Thursday afternoon at Nats Park he not only made it 7 innings, but he walked none and only gave up 2 hits.  Brad Lidge blew Gio's chance to get a win, but the Nationals ended up picking one up (3-2) in the first game of the Reds series.

Gonzalez shut down the Reds with 97 pitches and Tyler Clippard  pitched a 2 strikeout, shutout hold in the eighth, but Brad Lidge came in and blew the save.  In the 10th inning Craig Stammen struck out all three hitters he faced and the crowd that stuck around didn't seem to care that it happened.  Stammen picked up the win.

Ian Desmond is on fire.  He added 3 more hits to his stats and is doing what a leadoff batter needs to do.  He gets hits, and gets on base.  Adam LaRoche who I have crushed all off season and after the first game came through yet again with 2 hits, one of them a bases loaded single that drove in 2 runs.  Even Gio Gonzales got in on the action belting his first major league hit.

The Nats ended up winning the game on a wild pitch ... scoring runs without getting hits seems to be the Nationals MO this year...

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