The Washington Nationals continue to be the most dominant team in the league right now. They won two out of three games against Arizona in a three-game homestand. With a 19-9 record, the Nats also have the best road record (10-3) than any MLB team. This can be attributed to blowouts, record batting numbers, and a refreshed pitching staff.
We were all thinking it, but now it's *officially* official.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 3, 2017
Game One | April 2nd: Nats Lose, 3-6
Nationals lose the 2-1 lead after the 3rd Inning. Arizona’s three-run 4th Inning takes the lead back and the game for Arizona. Turner, Harper, and Zimmerman scored in the loss. Tanner Roark allowed two home runs and six hits in his first loss of the season.
Game Two | April 3rd: Nats Win, 2-1
Michael Taylor and Bryce Harper score in a close win for the Nats. In 105 pitches, Gio Gonzalez pitched five innings and struck out 8 batters. Jacob Turner pitched a solid four innings behind Gio, striking out four batters and gaining a win the process.
Game Three | April 4th: Nats Win, 4-2
Turner, Harper, and Zimmerman all scored in another close game for the Nats. Harper left the game with a groin injury after a very dynamic diving catch. Max Scherzer controlled the game pitching seven innings and striking out ELEVEN batters in the process.