The Nationals bullpen shut-out the Rockies over 5 innings of work as they took over for Max Scherzer who was pulled after going 4.0 innings while giving up 4 earned runs. Matt Belisle pitched 1 1/3 innings only giving up 1 hit. Sammy Solis earned the win as he went 1.0 inning. Blake Treinen threw 1 pitch in the 7th inning and got 2 outs on a doubleplay ball for a Hold. With that play, Treinen induced his 13th doubleplay ball of the season which is the best of all relief pitchers. Shawn Kelley had a 1-2-3 8th inning with 2 strikeouts for a Hold, and Mark Melancon got 3 groundouts for another save in a 1-2-3 9th inning.
Melancon’s 9th inning Save only took 4 pitches to accomplish which is a Nationals record to get 3 outs for a save.
The offense was sparked by Bryce Harper who went 3-3 with 2 walks and the game winning RBI. Jayson Werth had a 2-run home run, and on his 1st inning walk increased his on-base streak to 43 consecutive games. Wilson Ramos added the game tying home run when he made the score 4-4. Trea Turner got robbed a couple of times in this game and finished with a single and 2 stolen bases to give him 12 on the season.
One more day comes off the calendar, and the Nationals are the second team in the NL to reach the 70 game win total.
— Petroleum V. Nasby (@Bernie_Gilbert) August 16, 2016
Here is the recap video for this game which you can view on this line here.