Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa power the Nats to a victory. Forget Strasburg’s 1st inning because he pitched a gem in his next 6 innings.
Defense backed up Strasburg after the 1st inning and Jonathan Papelbon pulls the string again on inducing a nifty 4-6-3 doubleplay to get out of a jam.
Every Nats position player got on base via a hit or a walk. The Nats were efficient in scoring runs and were 1-2 in RISP hitting.
One of the big plays of the game was an apparent stolen base by Anthony Rendon where he was called out and Dusty Baker challenged the call and won on appeal. Ryan Zimmerman earned a walk and with men on 2nd and 1st, Daniel Murphy knocked in Rendon, and Ryan Zimmerman with key baserunning advanced to 3rd. On a Sacrifice Fly by Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman scored.
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