Nats win seventh straight, beat Phils
After sweeping a four game series against the Mets, the Nats kept their winning streak alive against the Phillies, winning 6-1, and notching their seventh consecutive win. The Nats have now won 9 of their last 10 and 24 of their last 31.
Ross Ohlendorf gave the Nats a quality start, tossing 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, and just 1 run. Once again, the Nats bullpen was near flawless, extending their streak to 6 straight games without allowing a run. Craig Stammen, Fernando Abad, and Drew Storen combined for four shutout innings and allowing just 3 hits. Ohlendorf recorded the win and improved to 4-0.
Offensively, after hitting 13 home runs against the Metsnin their last four game series, the Nats added two more, courtesy of Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos. Zimmerman hit his 24th home run and has homered in 4 consecutive and has 9 home runs in his last 11 games. He also had a three hit night and scored three runs. Overall, Zim is 10 for 19 at the plate over his last dour games. Ramos was 2-4 with 3 RBI on the night. Ramos has now homered in consecutive nights. Ian Desmond and Steve Lombardozzi each had two hits in the game. Desmond dove in two runs.
Defensively, Bryce Harper threw out two more runners tonight, making it consecutive nights with out outs. Harper now has 12 put outs on the season. Meanwhile, Ramos caught his 21 consecutive game tonight. Denard Span collected a single tonight, extending his hitting streak to 24 straight games.
As of this writing, the Reds are losing 3-1 in the seventh inning. If that score holds, the Nats will move to within 4.5 games of the wild card with 16 games left.
Denard Span extended his hitting streak to a major league leading 24 games.
Bryce Harper extended his hitting streak to 3 games.
Ryan Zimmerman has a 3 game hitting streak, run scoring streak, and RBI streak.
Drew Storen has a 10 game scoreless streak.
Fernando Abad extended his scoreless streak to 5 games.
Craig Stammen extended his scoreless streak to 6 games.