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The way the NL East leading Nationals having been winning tight games late, opponents probably wish all their contests could be called early. During the now completed game home stand, the Nationals won eight games with five coming by a single run, two in extra innings.
In their two wins over the Marlins, dominant starting pitching locked down the opposition until the lineup found a way to deliver long ball power or scratch home a run. When the fire is hot, it makes the metal harder. This many close games early and coming out of it is a good about the makeup of the team.
As for the strength of this maturing team, clearly it lies on the mound.
Entering Sunday, the Nationals 2. The latest gems were turned in by Ross Detwiler and Stephen Strasburgwho combined for 12 shutout innings against the Marlins with 13 strikeouts and two walks. On Saturday, the Marlins put runners into scoring position against Strasburg in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning, but the visitors could not score. The dominant right-hander extended a scoreless streak by Washington's starting pitchers to 16 innings and lowered his ERA to 1. Though the Marlins tied the game in the ninth against Nationals closer Brad LidgeWashington used a 10th inning leadoff single, a Miami throwing error and a sacrifice fly to eke out another win.
The season's still young, but we've pulled the close ones out," Strasburg said after his no-decision. Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel said more than anything for the early success, "you have to give it up to the pitching. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said his rotation would remain intact with right-hander Josh Johnson starting Tuesday when they head north to play the New York Mets. It will be the first time that shortstop Jose Reyes will face his former team since ing the Marlins as a free agent in the offseason.
The Nationals will take their National League East-leading record on a West Coast swing next week, starting with a three-game series against the Padres. Johnson said he'd maintain his current pitching rotation with left-hander Gio Gonzalez starting Tuesday followed by right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Edwin Jackson. The Nationals centerfielder gave Detwiler an early lead with a solo home run in third inning. In the eighth inning, he provided the bullpen a touch more breathing room by doubling and scoring an insurance run in the win. Fortunately for us, it's been happening that way," Ankiel said.
Despite having never finished with a better than. Maybe the team even believed an NL East crown -- or beyond -- was possible.
As the wins -- late or otherwise -- mount, each success builds on itself. Now it's starting to be like reality. This team is legit. It rubs off on everybody. Pete Alonso waves to his parents and thanks them for letting him stay up late when he was younger to watch the Home Run Derby. After hitting 35 dingers in the first round, Pete Alonso totaled 74 home runs to win back-to-back derbies. Jeff Passan examines how the Cubs and Yankees will approach potential moves as the trade deadline approaches.
The slugger teamed up with artist Gregory Siff to create custom bats honoring his grandfather, the Mets and the movie "" en route to winning his second Home Run Derby. Mets slugger Pete Alonso danced his way to a second straight Home Run Derby crown Monday night, edging Orioles infielder and cancer survivor Trey Mancini in the final round.
Afterward, Alonso declared, "I think I'm the best power hitter on the planet. Gamecast Gamecast Recap Recap. Apr 22, Associated Press. Game Game 9. Game 8. Game 7. Game 6. Game 5. Game 4. Game 3. Game 2. Game 1. New York.Hot guy dominant guy visiting coast next week
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