Results tagged ‘ Last Night ’

Highlights: 4.19.13

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4.19.13 – Mets 7, Nationals 1

Stat of the Game: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey allowed a single run over seven innings of work to win his fourth straight start to open the season.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Filling in for Ryan Zimmerman at third base, Chad Tracy drove home the team’s lone RBI.

It Was Over When: After Washington scored once and loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh to cut the margin to 4-1, the Nationals were unable to score again and close the gap.

Highlights: 4.17.13

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4.17.13 – Nationals 6, Marlins 1

Stat of the Game: With seven innings of one-run ball, Ross Detwiler became just the second pitcher in Nationals/Expos history to go at least six innings while allowing one or fewer runs in each of his first three starts of the season, joining Pedro Martinez.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Coming off a missed game to to the flu, Bryce Harper matched a career high with four hits, including an RBI infield single with two outs in the ninth.

It Was Over When: The Nationals bounced back from their only run allowed (on a questionable call in the bottom of the fifth inning) to score single runs in the sixth and seventh and put the game out of reach.

Highlights: 4.16.13

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4.16.13 – Nationals 10, Marlins 3

Stat of the Game: The Marlins third team home run of the year proved to be huge, opening up a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Steve Lombardozzi delivered two hits and an RBI in his second straight spot start off the bench. He has four hits, including two doubles, a run scored and two RBI this series.

It Was Over When: Following a four-run fourth frame, the Marlins added three more in the fifth to open up a 7-0 lead.

Highlights: 4.15.13

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4.15.13 – Nationals 10, Marlins 3

Stat of the Game: Ryan Zimmerman‘s first home run of the season gave him four RBI for the evening, making him the team leader in that category with 11 on the year.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Needing just 103 pitches to do so, Jordan Zimmermann notched his first career nine-inning complete game.

It Was Over When: The Nationals scored four times in the first inning and never looked back on the way to their largest offensive output of the young season.

Highlights: 4.13.13

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4.13.13 – Braves 3, Nationals 1

Stat of the Game: Stephen Strasburg surrendered just a pair of unearned runs over six innings of work, striking out seven Atlanta batters, but took the tough-luck loss.

Under-the-Radar Performance: The lone tally for the Nats came off the bat of Danny Espinosa, who drilled his first home run of the year off Braves starter Time Hudson in the fifth inning.

It Was Over When: The Braves added a key insurance run in the top of the ninth, as Jason Heyward was able to leg out the back end of a potential inning-ending double-play ball with the bases loaded.

Highlights: 4.12.13

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4.12.13 – Braves 6, Nationals 4 (10 innings)

Stat of the Game: Ross Detwiler delivered another stellar outing, not allowing his first earned run of the season until there were two outs in the seventh inning, a string of 12.2 innings overall to begin the season.

Under-the-Radar Performance: After swiping just one bag in the season’s first nine game, The Nationals stole four times without getting caught Friday night, with four different players – Ian Desmond, Byrce Harper, Denard Span and Jayson Werth – each notching a steal.

It Was Over When: Ramiro Pena’s two-run home run cleared the wall in right field to put Atlanta ahead in the top of the 10th inning.

Highlights: 4.11.13

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4.11.13 – Nationals 7, White Sox 4

Stat of the Game: A batter (Bryce Harper) was intentionally walked in front of Ryan Zimmerman for the second time in four years, after which Zimmerman swatted a two-run double to open up a three-run advantage.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Harper reached base four times, thanks to a pair of walks and singles, raising his batting average to .417 and on-base percentage to .447.

It Was Over When: The White Sox had closed the gap to two runs at 6-4, but Ryan Mattheus froze Paul Konerko with a 3-2 slider for strike three to strand two runners in scoring position and end the sixth inning, after which point Chicago would not threaten again.

Highlights: 4.10.13

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4.10.13 – Nationals 5, White Sox 2

Stat of the Game: Ian Desmond continued to hit the ball hard, driving two doubles and a triple to account for three of Washington’s five extra-base hits on the night.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Jordan Zimmermann quieted the White Sox bats, allowing two runs over 7.0 innings of work to earn his second victory in as many starts.

It Was Over When: After the White Sox closed the gap to one in the top of the sixth, Washington got RBI knocks from Danny Espinosa and Denard Span to provide the final margin. Chicago would not see the tying run reach the batter’s box the rest of the game.

Highlights: 4.9.13

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4.9.13 – Nationals 8, White Sox 7

Stat of the Game: After an 0-for-15 start to the season, Adam LaRoche homered in each of his final two at-bats Tuesday night, his second long ball providing the winning margin in the game.

Under-the-Radar Performance: With his go-ahead, two-run blast in the sixth, Jayson Werth notched the 500th and 501st RBI of his career.

It Was Over When: LaRoche’s second dinger seemed to put the game out of reach, but the contest wasn’t fully decided until Rafael Soriano induced Paul Konerko into a game-ending fly ball to center to wrap up his third save of the season.

Highlights: 4.6.13

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4.6.13 – Nationals 7, Reds 5 (11 innings)

Stat of the Game: The Nationals belted five home runs, including two by Wilson Ramos, more than doubling their season total to date (from four to nine).

Under-the-Radar Performance: Ross Detwiler did not factor in the decision, but he quieted the Cincinnati bats to the tune of just a single unearned run over six strong innings of work.

It Was Over When: Ian Desmond and Ramos each homered in the top of the 11th, and Craig Stammen set down Jay Bruce swinging in the bottom half to strand the tying run at second base.