Last night the Nats won their sixth straight victory, triumphing over the Reds in the 14th inning. With Danny Espinosa on second, Ben Revere came to the plate and hit a double that sent Danny home and gave the Nats the victory, 3-2. The mob scene afterwards was one for the ages. Max Scherzer picked up Revere and hoisted him over his shoulder, while the rest of the team jumped around in sheer joy. It was awesome to see Lucas Giolito in the mix of celebrants, as that kid is our future. He’ll probably pitch tomorrow, as Strasburg is questionable for a start, due to his ongoing back issues.

Revere and Murphy have been some of the best signings by general manager Mike Rizzo. Murphy is almost always producing hits, and his speed on the bags is awesome. Revere had a slow start due to an oblique strain that put him on the DL at the beginning of the season, but he’s heating up now. The walk off last night was his first of the season, so there will be more to come.

Our NL East rivals, the Mets, are currently in Chicago, where they have taken two from the very dominant Cubs. I mention that, as it shows that the Mets are far from done, despite the fact that we swept them in a three game series while they were here. It’s going to be a long season, and we’ve seen the ups and downs already. The Nats are celebrating their 6th consecutive victory, but as manager Dusty Baker said in his presser last night, this string of victories follows a 7 game string of losses on the road. It’s why baseball is known as the grind.

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Ben Revere celebrating his walk off double in last night’s 14th inning victory over the Reds.