Nats snap seven game skid, down Brewers 3-2

The Washington Nationals snapped their longest losing streak of the season, at seven games, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2.   Tanner Roark (7-5), pitching in the rotation in place of Stephen Strasburg, gave the Nats exactly what they needed, tossing seven shutout innings.  Roark scattered 7 hits and fanned 7 to earns seventh win of the season.

Offensively, the Nats’ three runs came on two home runs, one from Jose Lobaton in the seventh inning, and a two-run home run from Clint Robinson.  The Nats offense only mustered four hits on the day.

The win ends the Nats seven game nightmare.  With the win, they improved to 44-32 and still lead the National League East by 3 games.  Washington lost 2 out of three in Milwaukee.  They now head home for a three game series with division rival New York Mets.   The series kicks off a 9 game home stand.

Injury Note:  The National placed P Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day disabled list.  Strasburg has an upper back strain and the move is retroactive to June 16.