WIN 82! The Washington Nationals have their first winning season since moving to DC from Montreal!
The Nats defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday, September 3, 2012. The Nationals wore their stars and stripes curly W blue jerseys for Labor Day.
Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky will threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch to Chad Tracy before the game. Ledecky is a 15-year old high school sophomore and Bethesda, Maryland native. During the pre-game interview with Clint, she said that she was more nervous to throw out first pitch than swim in the Olympics, but she had nothing to be nervous about. Ledecky threw the pitch to Chad Tracy with a complete wind up. We’ll post more photos of Ledecky in a separate post.
In a nutshell: Ross Detwiler pitched seven shutout innings, followed by an eighth inning shutout by Drew Storen. Tyler Clippard finished the game off, after giving up one run, but earned his 30th save of the season. Adam LaRoche crushed his 25th home run. You can read DSP’s game re-cap here.
Here are a few photos of Monday’s game with descriptions under pictures. All photos were taken from the stands. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments! Thanks.
Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.