The Nationals improved to a season high 17 games above .500 with an 8-5 win for the 1st game in San Diego. Tanner Roark got the win and Shawn Kelley earned his 2nd save of the season.
The Nationals got back-to-back home runs by Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos. Anthony Rendon add a solo HR in the 6th inning. Our pre-game scouting was spot on regarding Erik Johnson, and he became predictable for many of the batters. Tanner Roark struggled much of the game and gave up 4 earn runs in 6 innings and his teammates scored enough runs for him to earn his 6th win of the season.
Every Nats position player got on-base via a hit or a walk. Bryce hit the home run and a single and had a walk while collecting 3 RBIs. Harper had dipped yesterday below a .900 OPS for the 1st time this year and tonight finished at a .911 OPS.
A good team win.