The Washington Nationals organization understands they need a lot to go right for them in the last few weeks of the Major League Baseball season. So far, so good though as the team has cut the Cincinnati Reds’ wild card lead to just five games.
The Nats have been playing great baseball down the stretch, and entered Sunday’s day game with the Philadelphia Phillies on a hot streak. Of late, Washington’s hitting has come alive, and provided the pitching staff with all the support necessary to win close games. Sunday, the Washington lineup did a fantastic job stringing together hits, and scored eleven runs cruising to an 11-2 victory. Jordan Zimmerman notched another impressive win under his belt as he struck out seven Phillies batters over seven innings of work.
On a more serious note, Monday’s game was postponed due to shootings in Navy Yard. The shootings took place near Washington Nationals stadium, and was a major topic of discussion throughout the early afternoon. The shootings sent a major wave of fear throughout the Washington community, and proved deadly. In light of the deaths, the game was postponed until today, where the Nationals and Atlanta Braves will play a double header.