The Washington Nationals were shut down early and had their chances late, but never did catch the San Francisco Giants, falling in Game 1 of their National League Division Series 3-2 before a sold out Nationals Park.
Jake Peavy no-hit the Nats into the middle innings, and though a pair of solo homers — including an upper deck blast by Bryce Harper — brought them within one, the Nationals couldn’t convert chances late in the game to fall behind 1-0 in the series.
Stephen Strasburg was somewhat of a hard-luck loser in this one. He gave up eight hits, none for extra bases, and one earned run to take the loss. But he was not the dominant Strasburg of the past few weeks, as he managed just two strikeouts in five-plus innings. [Read more…]