The Washington Nationals exploded for six runs in the first inning in Arizona that began with a Trea Turner leadoff home run and continued to watch catcher Yan Gomes end up with five hits and a home run short of hitting for a cycle. Max Scherzer put up an easy five innings without a run to pace the Nats to a laugher win by a final score of 17-2.
If this was a football game, the Nats scoring looked like two touchdowns plus a field goal to Arizona’s safety for their two points. The Nats offensive barrage came with 22-hits and five walks.
“It was a good start in the series for sure,” Gomes said. “It is a fun ballpark to be around.”
This lineup has won two in a row now, and they are scoring runs to take the pressure off of the bullpen. Most of the bullpen got to rest as Paolo Espino took two innings to finish this one up.
All in all, the Nats needed a game like this to get everyone feeling good. Every substitute position player got a hit in this one also. The only downer was Victor Robles had to come out of the game after he was plunked on the back of his leg on an inside pitch. Robles was 2-2 in the game with two RBIs.