Do The Davey, Nats win

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nationals 11, Brewers 10 (11 innings)

It took 2 huge comeback innings and a go-ahead 11th, but the Washington Nationals defeated the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee 11-10 in 11 innings.  Michael Morse was the hero of the day, hitting a 9th inning game saving homer and putting the Nats up for good with a 2 run RBI double in the final frame.

Michael Morse made Davey Johnson so happy he almost had a heart attack.  But the move has spawned a new dance craze.  Do the Davey!

Gio Gonzalez struggled with his control and with the umpire's strike zone all day long.  Gio gave up 5 runs (4 earned), 5 walks and hit a guy in 6 innings of work including a bases loaded walk. 

Ryan Mattheus came in to relieve Gio and gave up 4 hits, 3 of them homers.  Mattheus has now allowed 5 homers in his last 4 appearances.  Tyler Clippard picked up his 20th save, despite giving up a homer in the outing.

The first comeback came in the 8th inning Roger Bernadina came up in the 8th and hit a 2 run shot off of Not-So-K-Rod to cut the lead to 2 runs.  The fans in Milwaukee booed the reliever ferociously as he was yanked by the manager.  A few batters and a run later, Corey Brown tied the game on a wild pitch.

In the 11th after a Harper walk and a Zimmerman single, Michael Morse came to the plate and smashed a double that gave the Nats the 2 runs they would need to win the game.  You really cannot turn off the TV when the Nats get down.  A team of rallies.

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