Turner’s Leadoff Homer Leads to Nats Win

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The Nationals took the third game of the four-game set with the Mets  7-4 on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. The Nats got a strong start both offensively and by Stephen Strasburg and the bullpen closed the door. The Nationals will go for the sweep on Father’s Day at 1:10 p.m.

Trea Turner took the second pitch of the game over the wall for a home run to jump start the Nats.

Jose Lobaton homered in the second with a shot to the high seats in right field. In the third, Daniel Murphy continued to inspire us to show our former employers that laid us off that they made a mistake by hitting an RBI double into right field to plate Anthony Rendon. In the fourth, Turner drove in a Jose Lobaton by reaching first base after a throwing error by Wilmer Flores. The Mets added two runs, one in the fourth and the other in the sixth but the Nationals got insurance in the eighth. Adam Lind provided it.

The Nats added one more for good measure thanks to an RBI double by Rendon that drove home his favorite player Turner.

Stephen Strasburg picked up the win and improved his record to 8-2. He went 5.1 innings allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts. The Nats bullpen only gave up two runs, both charged by Joe Blanton in the eighth inning. That included a solo home run by Yoenis Cespedes. Enny Romero got the save.

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