A great pitching performance by Max Scherzer tonight for his 8th win of the season, and his battery mate hits the GW winning RBI via the home run as Wilson Ramos does it again for his pitcher. Sean Kelley’s audition for closer went well as he earned his 1st save. The Cubs were held to a combined 2-hitter.
The Nats finally beat the Chicago Cubs to get off the schneid! The Nats move to 16 games over .500 and a 5.0 game lead in the NL East to match their season high. The Nats and the Cubs are now the only teams in the Major Leagues to win 40 games.
Hustle was on display tonight by the Nats as Jayson Werth went 1st to 3rd on a Harper single and scored on a throwing error. Ryan Zimmerman was 0-4 but turned in a Web Gem in the 9th inning to help Shawn Kelley.
The attendance was 37,187, and sounded like there was 50,000 there tonight.