The Nats might have lost the shutout but they won each game in the series for the 1st sweep of the Cardinals in Nats history. The Cardinals entered the series with a 12-10 record and now the Nats knocked them below .500 with a 12-13 record.
The Nationals improve to 17-7 behind Ace pitching from Max Scherzer who was locked in a pitchers duel with Carlos Martinez who had a 3-o record and pitching great until Lobaton got a bloop opposite field hit and Scherzer bunted him to 2nd and Matt den Dekker singled him home.
The biggest hit is debatable and might have been the 2 run HR from Clint Robinson who had only had 1 hit all season until that point. Nats tallied up 6 runs in the game which included an Espinosa home run, and a Chris Heisey pinch-hit HR. Daniel Murphy with another RISP hit.
Today was a day that the whole line-up picked up Harper, and while you wanted Bryce to be contributing, it was good to see 8 others doing it offensively.
#MadMax dazzles & #Nats hit back-to-back home runs for the third time this season: https://t.co/YE9eVDK0Oz. pic.twitter.com/rZolAocuSj
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 1, 2016
And here is the Wine Drive take on the game.