by: Andrea Borrelli
The Nationals power hitters came to play Saturday andsupported a strong start by Jordan Zimmermann. In what has become commonplace for the Nats so far this season the lead was squandered and the Nationals had to fight to pull out a 7-6 win.
The game looked like it might be a stress-free when Ryan Zimmerman and Jason Werth hit two back-to-back home runs in the first and Ian Desmond smashed a solo shot in the second. The top of the third brought two more runs, including Zimmerman coming home on a wild pitch, bringing the score to 5-0. Indians’ starting pitcher, Scott Kazmir, ended up being pulled after two and two thirds innings and 75 pitches.