The Washington Nationals win a nail-biter at the end 3-2 after Tanner Roark pitches a 7 inning shutout. Jayson Werth was bit by the ‘sun monster’ who traveled to Milwaukee to get him and Villar got a gift wrapped triple to represent the tying run in the 9th inning with 2 outs. Shawn Kelley didn’t panic and got the save in the 3-2 win ending the losing streak at 7.
The offensive heros were Clint Robinson and Jose Lobaton who both homered. CRob’s was a 2 run HR and those RBIs turned out to be needed as the score went to 3-2.
Tanner Roark got himself in trouble a few times in the game and worked out of it. One time was due to a passed ball that put runners at 3rd and 2nd and 1 out and Roark struck out Chris Carter and Kirk Nieuwenhuis without any worries.
The Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson exited with a 5 inning no-hitter but ran his pitch count up and actually worked out of a bases loaded situation with 3 walks and Bryce Harper smashed one to the warning track in CF for a long out.
If you are someone who likes watching the standings, the Nats win and a Mets loss put the lead for the Nats in the NL East at 3.0 games. The Nats on Wednesday evening are still guaranteed to be in 1st place.
Happy flight back to D.C.!