Some race in the American League East, isn’t it?
How bad was it. It was so bad that the Washington National’s Wilson Ramos hit a home run off first baseman Jake Elmore. Then he hit a home run off second baseman Nick Franklin. It is easy to guess he wanted a crack at the third baseman next.
In all, the Nationals hammered out 23 hits and scored 16 runs in an easy victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night. Washington scored six runs in the second, four in the fifth, three in the seventh and two in the ninth in the easy win. Eight different players had as many two hits for Washington, including five by Danny Espinosa.
So who had the better stuff? Elmore or Franklin.
“Ask Ramos,” said manager Kevin Cash.
Rene Rivera made the score a tad closer with a three-run homer in the ninth. Tampa Bay starter Alex Colome struggled, throwing 43 pitches in the second inning.
The teams play again tonight, with the games moving to Washington. For Tampa Bay, Mike Andriese will oppose Jordan Zimmerman.