Joe Ross did not have his best stuff tonight, and was probably fortunate to only give up 5 runs over his 4 innings of work. The Nats worked to claw back from the 1st and 2nd inning deficits, and went ahead in the 5th inning and never looked back.
Blake Treinen relieved Joe Ross and provided 3 shutout innings in relief and more than doubled his highest pitch-count for the year going to 66 pitches tonight.
The Nats picked up 1 1/2 games in the standings today over the Mets as the Pirates swept the Mets in a doubleheader. The Nats now have a 3 1/2 game lead over the Mets as the Nats move back to 12 games over .500.
The Nats offense scored 10 runs tonight, and there were contributions from every player in the line-up. Anthony Rendon would be the offensive star of the night hitting a 2-run HR and collecting 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Ben Revere was on-base 3 times with a hit and 2 walks, and he scored 2 runs. Bryce Harper crushed a double to the centerfield wall and collected 2 RBIs on that hit and another on a Sac Fly for 3 RBIs in the game.
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