Break Out the Brooms

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, May 27, 2012

  Nationals 7, Braves 2

The Nationals completed their sweep over the Braves tonight behind yet another strong offensive performance.  LaRoche and Flores had big nights at the plate, Harper knocked out another home run, and Zimmerman continued to not-slump.  The Braves jumped out to an early 2 run lead by the third inning, but the Nats tied it up in the 4th and Gio Gonzalez pitched well through 7 innings and only gave up 2 runs.  He became the NL strikeout leader thanks to the 10 he fanned tonight and grabbed his 7th win on the season.

Beachy pitched well for the Braves, but he had to throw a ton of pitches to get through 5 innings.  Once the Braves brought in Livan Hernandez the bats came to life and the Nats broke the game open.  The ESPN broadcast crew tried to explain the Braves lack of "good baseball" on the fact that they have lost three starters to injuries.  Well guess what, the Nats have been dealing with even more injuries than that and still found a way to get the sweep.  Speaking of injuries...there was more talk of Strasburg and his "arm soreness" tonight, but personally until I hear something directly from a team-source I'm hoping for the best.

Nat's start a 3 game series against the red hot Miami Marlins tomorrow.  They are currently in 2nd place in the NL East so its another huge series.

Question:  You have to win one game. Who do you pitch, Gio Gonzalez or Stephen Strasburg?

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