The Washington Nationals go from a point where they couldn’t hit water from a boat to a point where their RISP efficiency today was a nice 3-6 to secure the 6-1 win.
This is the fist series win in St. Louis in 9 years. Of course, Dusty Baker‘s goal is to sweep this series. The Nationals improve to 16-7 and have confidence as the starting pitching continues to be fantastic and the hitting was timely.
The stars of the game were Joe Ross who went 6 innings giving up 1 run, and his first 4 innings were electric with Werth as the offensive star. Sammy Solis had a very good inning of work and earned a Hold since it was only a 3 run lead at that point and he had to work around an error to do it. Felipe Rivero and Shawn Kelley finished off the game with dominance.
This was a good comment on point from Abqnatsfan as the St. Louis Cardinals defense had 3 errors and also didn’t turn a tailor-made doubleplay on a drop which doesn’t get ruled an error:
“Murphy has been amazing! And the St Louis errors are second in MVP voting for the Nats today!” — Abqnatsfan http://disq.us/9lrmpu
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 30, 2016