The Washington Nationals took full advantage of Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson's inability to find the strike zone in the second inning, and it has helped them maintain a 3-2 lead over the Brew Crew at Nationals Park going into the sixth inning. Narveson came into the game sporting a 0.00 ERA in 13 innings of work.
However, the Nationals were able to get on base in the second and soon had all the ducks on the pond. Narveson then walked third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. and Nationals starter Tom Gorzelanny, which also walked in two runs. Later, left fielder Michael Morse scored on a sacrifice fly by Danny Espinosa.
Offensively, the Nationals are having another big night out of catcher Wilson Ramos, who is playing in his second consecutive game. He is 2-for-2 with two singles, a run scored and a .500 batting average.
Gorzelanny was cruising until the fifth inning, when Brewers catcher Wil NIeves hit a double. Gorzelanny followed that by giving up a two out, two-run home run to the Brewers' Rickie Weeks.