Washington 6, San Diego 2

Date - Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:10 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 24234

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 22-19 12-9 10-10 W1
San Diego 18-22 10-9 8-13 L1

Recap

Nationals 6, Padres 2: Stephen Strasburg allowed three hits in a career-long eight innings in his first major-league start in his hometown as Washington downed San Diego.

Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer and Bryce Harper hit a solo shot as the Nationals won for just the second time in six games. Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run single that helped Washington to a 5-0 lead.

Strasburg (2-5) gave up two runs – one earned – and struck out four while throwing a season-high 117 pitches. The former San Diego State standout had lost five straight decisions since winning his first start of the season on April 1.

LaRoche’s fourth-inning homer broke a scoreless tie and Steve Lombardozzi had a run-scoring single in the fifth prior to Zimmerman’s single. San Diego scored runs on Everth Cabrera’s infield out in the fifth and Chris Denorfia’s sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Padres starter Edinson Volquez (3-4) struck out seven in five innings. He allowed five runs and five hits as his three-game winning streak was halted.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harper went 1-for-4 with a mammoth homer to center in the seventh inning in his first start since running into the fence at Dodger Stadium on Monday. … Padres OF Carlos Quentin missed the game due to the birth of his son. … The Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) on the disabled list and recalled Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   San Diego
Stephen Strasburg Player Edinson Volquez
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 5
1.12 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Washington   San Diego
Chad Tracy Player Jedd Gyorko
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 2 13 .219 14 9 6 5 1 1
San Diego 4 0 6 .133 15 5 2 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Washington. The Padres have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Nationals have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .550 after a loss.