|Nationals 5, Astros 0|
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Michael Morse went Beast mode on Thursday night, jacking two homers including a blast that smashed into some billboards ABOVE the crowd (see where it landed here) to help the Nationals complete the sweep on the Astros in Houston. The hit continued Morse's hitting streak at 18 games and the 5-0 victory helped the Nats gain a half game on the idle Braves and are now 4 1/2 games up.
Jordan Zimmermann threw less than 90 pitches and was removed after 6 shutout innings. Zimmermann allowed only 3 hits, struck out 11 guys (tying a career high) and lowered his ERA to 2 in his 9th win of the season. The Nats used 4 pitchers on the night and all have ERAs below 2.50.
Zimmermann is making a case to be called the best pitcher in the majors at this time.
Offensively aside from Morse's 2 jacks (Click here to watch the Bob Carpenter Morse Rally Song) Roger Bernadina went 3 for 4 on the night and Espinosa also picked up 2 hits on the night. The 3-4-5 guys continue to drive in runners, all 5 RBIs tonight came from those three.
The Nationals head to Arizona to finish out the week...