Washington 12, Milwaukee 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 24, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 25302

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 2
Washington 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 3 12 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 79-74 46-29 33-45 L1
Washington 93-60 48-30 45-30 W1

Recap


Nationals 12, Brewers 2: Ryan Zimmerman belted a three-run homer as Washington scored six runs with two outs in the fourth inning to inch closer to securing the National League East title.

Jayson Werth and Kurt Suzuki had two-run doubles - Werth's on a fly ball lost in the sun - and rookie Bryce Harper scored twice and made a brilliant catch while crashing into the wall to deny Aramis Ramirez of extra bases in the first inning. Zimmerman collected three hits and drove in four for the Nationals, who extended their lead over idle Atlanta to five games while reducing their magic number to five by salvaging a split of the four-game series.

Zimmerman capped the fourth-inning uprising after turning on a belt-high fastball from Marco Estrada (4-7) and depositing it over the wall in center field for his 24th homer - and second in the series.

Staked to an offensive explosion, Jordan Zimmermann (12-8) won his fifth straight home decision after allowing one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Corey Hart led off the second inning with his 28th homer for the Brewers, who fell for only the second time in nine contests and sit 3 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the race for the second wild card in the National League.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ian Desmond stole second in the fifth inning to become the second Nationals player to record a 20-home run, 20-stolen base season. Alfonso Soriano also accomplished the feat in 2006. ... With two stolen bases, Harper joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only two teenage players in history with at least 15 homers and 15 stolen bases in the same season. ... The Brewers will continue their road trip with a three-game set versus Cincinnati, while Washington travels to NL East rival Philadelphia.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Washington
Marco Estrada Player Jordan Zimmermann
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 4
13.50 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Milwaukee   Washington
Ryan Braun Player Ryan Zimmerman
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 8 1 14 .235 14 9 2 2 0 2
Washington 14 1 20 .389 23 5 10 7 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Brewers have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .514 after a loss.