Highlights: 8.11.13

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8.11.13 – Nationals 6, Phillies 0

Stat of the Game: Stephen Strasburg needed just 99 pitches to record his first-ever complete game and shutout, holding the Phillies to just four hits while striking out 10.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Jayson Werth turned in his second straight three-hit game and now owns an August slash line of .571/.647/.821.

It Was Over When: Ian Desmond scored from second base on Wilson Ramos‘ fielder’s choice to put Washington ahead 5-0 in the fifth inning.

1 Comment

The Nationals are beginning to win very much like they did last season. They are playing opportunistic baseball (evidence Ian Desmond’s score). They are not depending so much on the homerun, but are scoring in a number of basic “scratch them out scenarios” This is their true identity. Let us hope they stick with that formula.

Harold G. Pavel

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