The Washington Nationals treated a crowd of 35,893 to nine innings of one-run baseball on Friday night beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 after a strong eight-inning performance from right-handed starting pitcher Max Scherzer.
Scherzer gave up four hits, one run, and one walk while striking out six batters. He threw 110 pitches and 79 strikes. And — thanks to some timely offense — he also helped the Nationals take their 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. [Read more…]