Nats Bats Bustin' Loose Against Cubs

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nationals 9, Cubs 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Nationals 1 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 x 9 13 1
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If you are a big fan of shipyard foghorns then you would have been right at home at Nats Park this week.  In the first two games against the Cubs, the Nats hit 12 homers, 6 of them on Wednesday in a blowout 9-1 win.

Gio Gonzalez flirted with a no-hitter into 6 innings and ended with a shutout victory on 3 hits in 7 innings of work.  With a few helpful calls from the ump, and a lot more great pitches, Gio shut down the struggling Cubbies.  That makes 16 straight scoreless for the G-Man and 18 wins.

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The offense was on fire for the 2nd night in a row.  One night after all 9 starters picked up a base hit, they all did it again (minus the pitcher this time).

Bryce Harper hit 2 homers, moving him into sole possession of 3rd place in the Teenager Homerun record books passing Ken Griffey Jr.  Bryce said I love you in sign lanugage to his parents in the crowd.

Adam LaRoche hit another homer and in his last 3 games he has 5 homeruns and 6 RBIs.  The firstbaseman got on base in 9 consecutive plate appearances and had 7 hits in a row in official at bats before striking out in the 7th inning.

Nats go for the series win on Thursday...

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