The National Det Is A Good Thing, Nats Win

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, August 2, 2012

Nationals 3, Phillies 0

Ross Detwiler retired his last 14 batters, leading the Washington Nationals to an important slump-busting win over the Phillies on Thursday night at Nats Park.  The "National Det" as FP Santangelo called him, pitched 7 shutout innings giving up only 3 in his 6th win of the season (6-4).

Sean Burnett & Tyler Clippard finished off the Phillies, who didn't have a single baserunner since the 3rd inning until Clippard walked the leadoff batter in the 9th.  Clippard picked up his 21st save after getting Ryan Howard up as the game tying run.

Detwiler's counterpart Cole Hammels also went 7 innings striking out 9 Nationals.  But the Nats got 3 runs on Cole thanks to 2 Adam LaRoche RBI's and one from recently activated Jayson Werth.  LaRoche went 3 for 4 with a homer.

This Idiot Fan Tries To Knock The Ball Away From Ty Wiggington.  Ty Caught It, Almost Punched The Dude

Werth's RBI came on a fielder's choice but in his first at bat in the 2nd inning Werth stroked a base hit.  The Nationals are happy to have Werth back in the lineup as the Center/Right fielder made a nice impact on his first day back.

The Nats avoid the sweep and the Marlins come to town for a 4/7 doubleheadder on Friday...

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