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Nationals Gain Greatest Seed, Experience Momentum of No-Hitter into Playoffs

(Up to date 9/29/2014) The Washington Nationals received 5 of their ultimate 7 online games, securing the ultimate seed within just the Nationwide League and property industry benefit within just the playoffs. Washington received 2 of its a few-recreation house collection towards the Refreshing York Mets, and then gained a few of 4 game titles inside of a 4-recreation property collection with the Miami Marlins, which include a sensational no-hitter inside of the period finale in opposition to Miami Sunday. The Nationals (96-66) will chill out for 5 times just before dealing with the cheapest position champion of the wildcard spherical in just the divisional spherical excellent-of-7 collection, setting up upon Friday October. 3.Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor (18) results in a sliding capture upon a line determination by way of Fresh York Mets Bobby Abreu in the course of the 8th inning of the 1st baseball activity of a doubleheader, Thursday Jayson Werth Jersey, Sept. 25, 2014, in just Washington. The Mets received 7-4. (AP Photograph/Nick Wass)Sept. 23-25:Nationals Manage Mets, 2-1, in just SeriesIn Activity One particular of their 3 match collection from the NY Mets, Washington fight the Mets 4-2 upon Sept. 23. Starting off pitcher Tanner Roak decided on up his 15th earn of the period as he lasted into the 7th innings, permitting 5 hits and 2 attained operates. Very first baseman Adam LaRoche led the route upon offense with 2 hits, like a 3-operate homer inside of the 5th inning. Reduction pitcher Drew Storen acquired his 10th preserve of the year.The video game scheduled for Sept 24 was postponed because of in direction of rain.Inside Activity 2 upon Sept. 25, the 1st of a double-header, the Mets defeated the Nationals 7-4. As beginning pitcher for Washington, Blake Treinen experienced a tricky efficiency permitting 8 hits and 4 attained operates within just fewer than 5 entire innings pitched. Washington intended a very little sound upon offense with 10 hits and 4 operates, however it wasn adequate in the direction of produce up for the negative pitching.Nevertheless in just Activity A few of the collection in opposition to the Mets upon Sept. 25, the minute activity of the double header, something went inside the very same contrary guidance as the Nationals near the Mets out 3-0.  Washington commencing pitcher Gio Gonzalez was upon hearth, placing out 12 batters and delivering up precisely a single strike in the course of 7 innings Wilmer Difo Jersey.  Storen inevitably entered within the 9th inning and been given his 11th help save of the 12 months. With these kinds of amazing pitching, Washington didn need to have towards rating considerably upon offense to start with baseman Anthony Rendon did guide the workers with 2 hits and just one RBI. Sept. 26-28: Washington Clinches Best Seed with Successful Collection above MarlinsWashington Nationals specifically fielder Steven Souza retains up the ball just after generating the capture of a ball strike by means of Miami Marlins Christian Yelich for the past out of a no-hitter through Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in just a baseball recreation Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, within just Washington. The Nationals gained 1-0. (AP Image/The Washington Short article, Katherine Frey)The Nationals performed within an additional double-header the just after working day, Sept. 26, as portion of a 4 match collection in opposition to the Marlins. They clinched the greatest seed in just the League in just Activity Just one with a 4-0 shutout acquire Together with Gonzalez, starting off pitcher Doug Fister experienced the scorching hand, tossing 9 strikeouts with precisely a few hits permitted within a finish 9 innings pitched. Rendon was in addition the star upon offense all over again, hitting his 21st house function of the year in just the 1st inning.Washington missing Recreation 2 of their Marlins collection, the moment sport of the double-header, offering up a stunning 22 hits in just a 15-7 reduction.In just Sport A few of their collection with the Marlins Upon Sept. 27, the Nationals grew to become the warmth again up upon their incredibly hot pitching within just a 5-1 get. Beginning pitcher Stephen Strasburg seemed simply just as sharp as the two Gonzalez and Fister, providing up exactly 2 hits and zero operates with 7 strikeouts all through 6 innings pitched.Nonetheless no a person shined brighter than commencing pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who tossed a no-hitter within just Washington 1-0 gain within Sport 4 of the Marlin collection and year finals upon Sunday, Sept. 28. It was the initially no-hitter within Nationals heritage Adam Lind Jersey, as Zimmerman pitched all 9 innings, placing out 10 batters When going for walks only a person batter. Zimmermann arrived extremely stop in direction of blowing the no-hitter at the extremely finish.With a 1-0 contribute and 2 outs within just the backside of the 9th inning, Zimmermann threw a pitch immediately down the centre of the plate and Marlins Christian Yelich smacked it out significantly toward instantly sector, where by it appeared destined towards drop simply inside of entrance of the back again fence. Nevertheless Nationals outfielder Stevan Souza Jr. produced a totally prolonged dive out and heroically snatched the ball with his glove toward obtain the 3rd out and at some point retained Zimmermann no hitter.