Monday, June 02, 2014

Nats Bats Blast on Saturday

What a display on Saturday. There was no shortage of scoring for the second day in a row. No waiting until the 6th inning to put runs on the board. It started in the first with Anthony Rendon hit a home run putting the Nats up 1-0. It could have been 2-0 but Denard Span had been throw out while trying to steal second. That got me a little concerned. The Nats have had trouble scoring runs in the last few games. I hoped this missed opportunity would not come back and haunt them. Turned out it didn’t. There were plenty of more home runs to come.

In the second Jose Lobaton homered with Danny Espinosa on base (Espinosa had doubled). In the 4th inning Adam LaRoche homers with Doug Fister and Jayson Werth on base. Then Scott Harriston homers in the 6th with Rendon on base.

The Post summed up the game really well

Saturday afternoon, the Nationals moved back to .500 by thrashing the Rangers, 10-2, their second consecutive blowout and an emphatic departure from just two days ago, when they had lost six of seven games and their offense posted run totals in binary code — 1s and 0s. They knocked out Rangers starter Nick Tepesch after two innings, swatted a dozen hits, bashed four home runs to match their season high and won for the fourth straight start made by Doug Fister, whose presence has served as a team-wide elixir. Rather than wasting the momentum from Friday night, they added to it.

A great results on a great day to watch baseball!

Tom wins the presidents race

Adam LaRoche is greeted at home plate.

Scott Harriston crosses home plate.

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