Series Review: Nats take two out of three from Philly over the weekend

WASHINGTON NATIONALS SERIES REVIEW: Two out of three from Philadelphia

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OPPONENT: Philadelphia Phillies

SERIES RECORD: 2-1

NATS OVERALL RECORD: 9-2

DIVISION PLACE: First

RUNS SCORED: 19

RUNS YIELDED: 5

WINNING PITCHER: Max Scherzer (2-0) and Joe Ross (2-0)

LOSING PITCHER:  Jonathan Papelbon (0-1)

SERIES MVP: Bryce Harper.  Harp has hit home runs in four consecutive games.  He carried that streak out throughout the entire Philadelphia series.  Harper’s numbers … (7 for 11 (.636) at the plate, 3 home runs, 4 runs scored, 6 RBI, 1 walk)

TOP STARTING ARM: Nats had excellent performances on the mound all weekend.  By a hair, it goes to rookie Joe Ross.  Ross’ numbers were … [7.2 IP, 3H, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 5 KOs, 0.00 ERA]

TOP BULLPEN ARM: Shawn Kelly [1 appearances, 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hits, 0 W, 3 KO, 0.00 ERA]

HOT AS FIRE: Bryce Harper.  He has homered in four consecutive games, racked up 6 more RBI, and hit .636 over the weekend.  That’s pretty on fire!

COLD AS ICE: Jonathan Papelbon [Blows a save in Philly.  That hurts]

Notes: The Nationals starting pitchers were incredibly good this weekend.  Between Max Scherzer, Joe Ross, and Gio Gonzalez, they pitched a combined 21.2 innings, allowed 12 hits, struck out 20, and allowed just 2 runs for an ERA of 0.86.  How about Joe Ross’ numbers in his first two starts?  The rookie is 2-0 with an ERA of just 0.61, having allowed just 1 run 14.2 innings.

Season Record: 9-2

Harper at bat