Nats 7, Brewers 4

Winning pitcher-Roark, Losing Pitcher-Garza, Save-Papelbon

Finally the Nats were able to solve the Brewers in yesterday afternoon’s game. Bryce Harper hit a three run blast in the first, followed by a rare home from catcher Jose Loboton. That gave the boys a 4-0 lead, which should have given Tanner Roark great comfort. But alas, Roark decided that the third inning would be his ordeal by fire. A series of softly hit balls put Brewers on base, and by the middle of the third we were tied 4-4. Fortunately Stephen Drew hit a ground rule double in the 5th that brought Ryan Zimmerman home, making it 5-4, but the real insurance came from Zimmerman himself, when he hit a two run shot that made it 7-4.

The best part of the game, in my opinion, was the return of Jonathan Papelbon to the mound as our closer. The dude was truly lights out at the top of the 9th, allowing only one hit and striking out three for the save. So glad to have him back!