It would be tempting (after kicking the Braves’ butts last night) to imagine the 2015 Nats are rounding the final turn into the home-stretch of this season about the grab the division title away from the NY Mets. But after handing the Cardinals 2 out of the last 3 games (when they could have easily won both) most of the Nats fans would probably still bet on the Mets:)
The Nats bats are most likely still smoldering and smoking this morning after exploding last night. Ryan Zimmerman now has 71 RBIs in the approximately 95 games he has played this year (which projects out to about 121 for a full season). He is one of the hottest batters in baseball right now.
Bryce Harper, batting just before RZimm, wisely didn’t swing at any bad pitches and managed to walk every time he came to bat! He scored all 4 times. Bryce is only the 4th player SINCE 1914 (!) to score 4 runs with NO OFFICIAL AT-BATS in a game. Put that in your pipe and smoke it:) He saw 20 pitches and did not swing at a single one!
The rest of the team brought their A-game also. Rookie Trea Turner even got his first major-league hit! Pretty good after flying home from St. Louis in the middle of the night and getting to bed around 6am before the game.