Four For Forth, Nats Offense Rolling

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nationals 9, Giants 4

The Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday morning at Nats Park behind another offensive explosion that included 4 homeruns.  Edwin Jackson got the win despite giving up 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings and the Nationals are now 15 games over .500.


The win for the Nationals was their 2nd straight against a team that has been on fire.  The Giants are in first place in the NL West and they have some of the best pitching in the game.  The Nationals however, don't seem to care as they have scored 18 runs in the 2 games so far.

The Nats have now scored 5 or more runs for 8 straight games, a number that you probably wouldn't believe had you heard this a month ago.  Ever since the series with the Rockies the Nats bats have been on fire averaging over 8 and a half runs over the past 8 games.

That is now 6 runs on Tim Hudson, 8 runs on Tim Lincecum, and 7 runs on Madison Bumgarner...very promising numbers.

The Giants scored 3 runs in the first inning, including an All-Star starter Pablo Sandoval 2 run shot, but Edwin Jackson calmed down and the bullpen did the rest.

The Nationals got homers from Jhonatan Solano (solo), back to backers from Zimmerman (2-run) & Morse (solo), and then an Ankiel (solo) bomb.  The whole team seems to be hitting.  If it isn't one guy, then the next guy steps up.

The Nats look for the sweep tomorrow night facing Matt Cain...should be a tough one...

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