Nats win this one behind Roark, Robles and Running

Photo by Marlene Koenig for TalkNats

This game was delayed by rain and started a half hour late. Tanner Roark had a no-hitter into the 5th inning and hit the wall in the 6th inning giving up a 2-run home run to Ozzie Albies. Luckily Roark departed with his 3-2 lead and handed the game over to “The Firm” to close it out. Matt Albers, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle combined for a 3 inning shutout. Doolittle completed his 18th save for the Nationals who won their 89th game tonight.

The speed game was definitely a factor in this game with Trea Turner and Victor Robles and a clutch hit from Adrian Sanchez. Jayson Werth, Adam Lind and Victor Robles each had 2 hits apiece in the game and others could have been part of the multi-hit parade but the Braves robbed a few hits in this one.

Robles knocked in the 2nd run of the game with a triple then scored the 3rd run of the game on a groundout and later had an infield hit and scored on an Adrian Sanchez 2-RBI double.

Adrian Sanchez is 8-for-13 (.615) with three doubles and 10 RBI with runners in scoring position.

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