In the bottom of the fifth-inning of the second game of a three game series between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres, the Nats have a 2-0 lead over the Fathers.The Nationals have showed a little bit of power and a little bit of fine pitching on Friday night.
The Nationals took the lead in the second-inning thanks to first base man Michael Morse. Morse crushed a 427 ft. left field blast for his tenth home run of the season. Padres pitcher Mat Latos was the victim. It was a two-run shot that cashed in Morse and outfielder Laynce Nix who was already on base. Since then, the show has been all one other National: the guy on the mound.
Jason Marquis kept the Padres scoreless and hit-less through four before giving up a double to Ryan Ludwick in the fifth-inning. He has given up only that one hit, struck out four batters while only walking one. The Padres have looked baffled by the righty early in the game. So far Marquis has put on a performance the Nationals are coming to expect from him and he and Morse are holding up their sides of the deal.
If the rest of the Nationals line-up chooses to do the same, then Friday night might be a good night in San Diego- if you are a Nats fan.