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April 21, 2006 – After a two-hour, 18-minute rain delay at the start of the game, Alfonso Soriano blasted three home runs in Washington’s 7-3 home win vs. Atlanta. Soriano, thus, became the first National (2005- ) to hit three homers in a single game, and the first to hit more than one homer in a game at RFK Stadium.
April 21, 2015 – Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Yunel Escobar took the first pitch he saw from Carlos Villaneuva and deposited it in the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen to propel the Nationals to the 2-1 win. Gio Gonzalez spun 6.0 shutout innings but was not able to record the win, as the Cardinals tied the game in the ninth, sending the game into extras.
Miami Marlins (49-82) vs. Washington Nationals (67-65)
RHP Tom Koehler (3-8, 4.45) vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-6, 3.66)
The Nationals endured an hour-and-12-minute rain delay, which forced starter Stephen Strasburg from the game after just two frames, then went on to win a back-and-forth affair, 4-3, on Wednesday night. The victory marked Washington’s second one-run triumph in a row over Miami, as the Nats beat the Marlins for the fifth time in as many home games this season. The Nationals turn to Gio Gonzalez tonight in hopes of their second home sweep over Miami in as many tries.
1. Denard Span CF
2. Ryan Zimmerman 3B
3. Bryce Harper LF
4. Jayson Werth RF
5. Ian Desmond SS
6. Adam LaRoche 1B
7. Wilson Ramos C
8. Anthony Rendon 2B
9. Gio Gonzalez LHP
The Nationals have won seven of their last eight home games as well as seven of their last eight games overall heading into tonight. Washington went an even 9-9 against the Marlins last season, but can move to 9-3 already this season (3-3 on the road, 5-0 at home) with a win tonight.
Ian Desmond, via his 19-homer, 18-stolen bag effort so far, is on the cusp of recording the third 20-homer, 20-stolen base season by a member of the Nationals. The previous two 20-20 campaigns came from Desmond (25 HR, 21 SB) last season and Alfonso Soriano (46 HR, 41 SB) in ‘06.
COASTING TO HISTORY
The Nationals Rookie-level Gulf Coast League entry had their regular-season finale rained out today, so they finished the regular season with a 49-9 (.845) mark. That figure established a domestic record for best single-season winning percentage in Minor League Baseball history, eclipsing the 1979 Paintsville Yankees (52-13, .800) of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.