Nat's Win North of the Border

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, June 11, 2012

Nationals 6, Blue Jays 3

The Nationals showed no signs of slowing down as they cruised to a 6-3 victory over the Jays.  Brandon Morrow had to leave the game after facing 1 batter because he hurt his side or something. 

As Morrow walked off the field, the Jay's best shot at slowing down the Nat's lineup this series went with him.   Lombardozzi, Harper, and Morse all chipped in at the plate right out of the gate to get the Nat's an early 2 run lead.

E-jax pitched a fantastic game tonight and gave the Jays nothing to work with after the first inning.  He also finally got some run support in the form of a 3rd inning LaRoche homerun with Harper on base. 

In the 7th inning Ian "Mr Clutch" Desmond came up with yet another two out hit to drive Lombo home, making the score 5-1.

With E-jax starting to tire after 7 innings, Davey got Brad Lidge AND Henry Rodriguez up in the pen.  Ankiel must have seen and decided it would be best to extend the lead a little more.  He knocked the ball out of the park to lead off the 8th.

Jackson stayed in the game until the 9th inning when he gave up a lead off double.  At that point, Davey decided he'd be more comfortable with Burnett pitching.  Burnett would close out the game, but not before giving up a 2-run homer.

E-jax looked pretty upset about not being able to get the complete game as he came off the mound and I got to believe watching that late homerun leave the park didn't help.  Come on Davey, you got to let him finish!

Harper went 3 for 4 and drew a walk.  He also stole a base and made the first out at 3rd.  Lots of baserunning mistakes for the rookie, but Davy likes runners to stay aggressive.  He will learn.

Poor Morrow, injured and gets a loss throwing under 10 pitches...

Jays again tomorrow...

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