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Game #84 Recap: Oh, Runs, Where Art Thou? Nats lose 4-1 against Brewers

Southpaw Ross Detwiler couldn’t seem to catch a break in Nationals 4-1 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night. He allowed 8 hits, 4 runs (only two of which were earned) with one walk and only 3 strike outs.

Both teams’ bats were relatively quiet, with no runs scored until the fifth inning. Sean Halton hit a lead-off double to get the Brewers’ bats rolling.  Logan Schafer followed with a single. Then Kyle Loshe sacrificed a bunt to put the two runners into scoring position. Norichika Aoki hit an RBI single bringing both base runners home.  Brewers took the lead 2-0

Detwiler and Kurt Suzuki hit back to back singles in the following half but were both stranded there.

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Nats' 3-2 Win Gives Them the Series Against Arizona

A solid outing by Zimmermann coupled with quality offensive support from Anthony Rendon and Tyler Moore gave the Nats a 3-2 win against the Diamondbacks Wednesday night.

Jordan Zimmermann had a slow start in the first allowing two runs in 27 pitches. After Aaron Hill’s one out walk, Paul Goldschmidt doubled to right field, batting Hill in. One out later, Prado singled on a line drive to right field. Arguably, a healthy Jayson Werth may have made the last play an out, but Werth has had a groin strain since Sunday.

The Nationals’ bats returned the favor the following half. Anthony Rendon, on base from a single, was batted in by Ryan Zimmerman’s double. Nats trailed 2-1 at the bottom of the first.

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Game #71 Recap: Nats win 6-2 on 11th inning Grand Slam

IanDesmond earned his first career Grand Slam in the eleventh inning to win the game 6-2 over the Phillies, stopping the sweep. Gio Gonzalez pitched a stellar seven innings with 11 strike outs, 2 walks, and allowed only 2 hits. However, those two hits, which came in the first inning, became the only two runs scored—a lead-off single from Ben Revere quickly followed by Michael Young’s homer which batted them both in.

It wasn’t until the seventh inning that the Nationals retaliated with their own run. Phillies’ starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick struck out 6, walked 2 and allowed only 2 hits, a single from Adam LaRoche in the second where he was left stranded and an RBI single from Werth who batted in Zimmerman’s walk in the seventh. Desmond struck out to end the inning.


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Game #67 Recap: Lack of Communication Opens Door for a Nats Win

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. 


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Game #64 Recap: Ohlendorf to the Rescue!

For his first game withthe Nationals, Ross Ohlendorf went six innings allowed only one run, two hits, walked two and struck out two, as the Nationals kept their bats going in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Ian Desmond had a great day at the plate and on the field. After a jaw-dropping diving catch at the bottom of the third, Desmond hit an RBI single in the fourth batting in Ryan Zimmerman and putting the Nats on the board 1-0.

In the top of the sixth with two outs, Jeff Kobernus walked followed by Ryan Zimmerman who then hit a double and batted Kobernus in. Rockies then retired LHP Jorge De La Rosa and brought in Adam Ottavino. After a ground-out from Jayson Werth(who went 0-5 with a strike out) Ottavino intentionally walked Adam LaRoche. That move proved fatal to the Rockies as Desmond singled and batted in both Zimmerman and LaRoche, extending the Nats lead to 4-0.

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Game #63 Recap: Tough Fifth Inning Sinks Nats

by: Andrea Borrelli 

As has happened so many times thus far into 2013, the Natshad some early offense and followed it up with little else. The pitching was all too great either as Coors Field got the best of both Dan Haren and Drew Storen as the Nats dropped Game 1 of the series 8-3.

The offense got started in the second inning with a walk

and a single that were ultimately moved to second and third via a Dan Haren sacrifice bunt and brought home on a two-out double by Denard Span. A promising first four innings from Dan Haren gave the Nationals an opportunity to secure a win, until a tough 5th inning derailed the team’s efforts. After only giving up two hits in the first four innings and getting on base with his single in the 4th, Dan Haren looked strong going into the 5th. Unfortunately, that inning took a dramatic turn when the Rockies tied the game with a two-run homer and followed up later in the 5th with Carlos Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer.

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Game 59 Recap: Nats Smoked by Mets in 10-1 Loss

Haren’s uneasy start gave way to a bad finish as Nats’ bats cannot catch up with Mets in 10-1 loss that put the Nationals into 3rd place in the NL East. Haren pitched four innings giving up 7 hits and 5 runs, all earned. Ian Desmond batted in Nats’ only run with a line-drive single in the bottom of the first allowing Denard Span to score.

Mets’ Right fielder Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer in the top of the second to gain a 2-1 lead over the Nats. In the third David Wright also hit a two-run homer followed quickly by another homerun by Byrd, this time a solo shot, all of which gave Mets 5-1 lead. It didn't get much better from there.

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Game #58 Recap: Nats Complete Comeback With Walk-off

In Jayson Werth’s return, Jordan Zimmermann had a strong 8 inning performance allowing two unearned runs, but it took a ninth inning comeback including a walk-off sac-fly from Steve Lombardozzi for the Nats to pull out the victory.

The Nats took a 1-0 lead in the second with Ian Desmond’s homerun to left field, the Nationals first of four hits in the game. Jordan Zimmerman pitched eight innings allowing 4 hits, striking out 4 while walking none. Mets scored two runs in the fifth inning after errors by LaRoche and Zimmermann led to Valedspin and former National Rick Ankiel scoring; securing a 2-1 lead.

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Game #29 Recap: Haren Shines

​The Nationals came into the final game of the four game series with the Braves looking for a split and on the back of an excellent start by Dan Haren they got it, winning 3-1. 

Haren got through the first eight batters he faced in order on only 21 pitches, before allowing a walk to opposing pitcher Kris Medlen. After that blip he continued to mow down Braves hitters, allowing only one base runner until the seventh inning.

The Nationals offense got to Medlen early in the game, scoring all three of their runs in the first two innings. ​

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Game #23 Recap: Zimmermann Gem Puts Nats Past Reds

The Nationals rode an outstanding complete game shutout from starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann to squeeze past the Cincinnati Reds in a 1-0 victory Friday night at Nationals Park.  Zimmermann twirled nine dazzling innings and was near-perfect while notching his fourth win of the season.  

Zimmermann needed only 91 pitches in the effort and allowed one hit and one walk in the entire game while striking out for.  

The Nationals met a worthy adversary in Cincinatti Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, who threw seven strong innings and allowed the game's only run.  From early on, the contest had the look of an old fashioned pitcher’s duel.  

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