Nats Win, Harper Loses

DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nationals 7, Reds 3

The Washington Nationals bats came alive early last night and the 7 runs they scored in the first 4 innings was enough to hold off the Reds 7-3 and give Gio Gonzalez his 4th win of the season (4-1).

However, the story of the game was not the Nationals offense, it was Bryce Harper who, after being frustrated at his at bats, went into the dugout and hit himself in the face with a bat during by accident while venting some of his frustrations.  Harper should be fine, and more to come on this later.

The Nationals started off the first inning with a Desmond single, which was followed up by a Shark Attack and Bernadina's 2nd home run in as many days.  2-0 with 0 outs, a pretty rare early lead for the Nats.

The offense didn't stop there and after pitching only 3 innings and giving up 7 hits and 6 runs the Reds Mike Leake (0-5)was toast.  After he was out the Nats offense slowed down, and they only picked up 1 extra insurance run on 5 hits.

The Nats have now won 4 of 5 against the Reds (and should have won that one game where the umps were terrible) and have won 2 straight to get back to .500 on the road.  Another one on Saturday night in Cincinnati.

Also in other baseball news...Josh have to watch every at bat from now on...

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