Washington 2, Arizona 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 19656

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 13-13 6-7 7-6 L2
Washington 16-9 10-3 6-6 W2

Recap

Nationals 2, Diamondbacks 1: Rookie sensation Bryce Harper delivered a go-ahead RBI double and starter Ross Detwiler tossed 6 1/3 solid innings as host Washington won its fourth straight series at home.

The Nationals, after losing five in a row have won back-to-back outings and improved to 10-3 at home. They have won seven of their first eight series of the season.

Harper gave Washington a 2-1 lead with a RBI double to left in the bottom of the sixth. After going 0-for-3 in the series opener, Harper was 4-for-7 with three doubles and two RBIs in the last two games.

Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the second with a double and came around to score on Rick Ankiel’s RBI groundout to put the Nationals on the board.

Detwiler (3-1) pitched 6 1/3 solid innings, giving up only one run on three hits while striking out two and walking three batters. He trimmed his season ERA to 1.59.

The Nationals bullpen pitched 2 2/3 innings of spotless relief with Henry Rodriguez picking up his sixth save.

A one-out walk in the top of the sixth came back to bite Detwiler, who allowed the tying run to score on a RBI double to deep right by Aaron Hill.

Arizona ace Ian Kennedy (3-1) allowed just two runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out two and walking one batter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche was scratched due to soreness in his right oblique. … Harper was moved to third in the batting order. … Willie Bloomquist had his six-game hitting streak snapped… Washington host Philadelphia for three games starting Friday, Arizona visits New York for a three-game set Friday...Detwiler has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his five starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Washington
Ian Kennedy Player Ross Detwiler
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 3
2.57 ERA 1.42
Hitting
Arizona   Washington
Aaron Hill Player Rick Ankiel
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.333 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 3 0 4 .103 10 3 1 3 0 0
Washington 4 0 7 .154 9 4 2 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .417 after a loss.