Washington 3, Cincinnati 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 40907

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 3-4 3-3 0-1 L1
Washington 5-2 1-0 4-2 W3

Recap


Nationals 3, Reds 2 (10):
Ryan Zimmerman scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th as host Washington escaped and kept its hot start going.

Gio Gonzalez dominated through seven innings and Adam LaRoche drove in a pair for the Nationals, who improved to 5-2.

Washington was cruising toward the shutout until the ninth, when Brad Lidge issued a one-out walk to Joey Votto and served up a double to Scott Rolen. Jay Bruce was walked intentionally to load the bases and Ryan Ludwick finally got the Reds on the board, sending a single into left to plate a pair and knot it at 2-2.

Cincinnati ran into its own relief problems in the 10th, as Alfredo Simon (0-1) came on and hit Zimmerman with a pitch. Jayson Werth singled and both runners moved up on a groundout before Simon unleashed a wild pitch, bringing Zimmerman home.

Craig Stammen (1-0) got credit for the win.

Gonzalez was lit up for four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in his first start last week but was a different pitcher on Thursday. The left-hander, who was acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the offseason, struck out seven and did not walk a batter while recording 11 groundouts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati is batting .221 through seven games. … Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, who signed a six-year, $72.5 million contract on Tuesday, has missed the past three games with a left hamstring injury. … LaRoche has four multi-RBI games already.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Washington
Mat Latos Player Gio Gonzalez
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 2
3.60 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Washington
Jay Bruce Player Ian Desmond
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.333 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 5 0 9 .139 11 12 2 2 0 0
Washington 9 0 10 .243 18 2 2 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Nationals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Reds have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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