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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Apr 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

Davey Johnson, Edwin Jackson AP

Another day, another impressive Nats victory.

Saturday’s starter Edwin Jackson needed only 92 total pitches to get through nine innings of one-run ball as Washington grabbed a 4-1 victory over the visiting Reds at an energized Nationals Park.

E-Jax, who was signed to a team-friendly one-year, $11 million free agent contract this winter, struck out nine batters and issued just one walk. The Nats sit alone atop the National League East standings with a 7-2 record and seem poised to remain competitive all summer on the back of their suddenly imposing starting rotation — which has drawn an excellent nickname in “K Street.”

Your Saturday box scores:

Reds 1, Nationals 4

Astros 5, Marlins 4

Brewers 1, Braves 2

Indians 11, Royals 9 (10 innings)

Tigers 1, White Sox 5

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 4

Mets 5, Phillies 0

Rays 5, Red Sox 13

Rangers 6, Twins 2

Cubs 1, Cardinals 5

Angels 7, Yankees 1

Athletics 0, Mariners 4

Padres 1, Dodgers 6

Pirates 3, Giants 4

Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 8

  1. shawndc04 - Apr 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    I don’t know how long it will last, but at present we have the hardest throwing, most dominant staff in MLB. Being a Nats fan, it almost doesn’t feel right, given what we have endured. Maybe, just maybe, the front office has gotten it right and the baseball gods will smile on us one time.

  2. 18thstreet - Apr 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    K Street is the most loathsome patch of pavement in the country. Terrible nickname.

    • jyoung1891 - Apr 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Would you prefer “Murderers’ Row”?

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM

        Well, “Mass Murderer’s Row” would have been fine when Bush was still in office.

      • 18thstreet - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM

        Capitol Punishers.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      Are those thumbs-downs from people who LIKE lobbyists?

  3. dcfan262 - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    This is going to be a good year but we are still one to two years away from being a real contender.

  4. Old Gator - Apr 15, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Three months to go till the trade deadline and this team might surprise you anyway. I liked what I saw during the offseason and spring, they have a great, savvy manager, some terrific young talent and some impressive…ah…veteran leadership. Remember how the Feesh came out of nowhere in 2003? Stranger things have happened. I think these guys have a fine chance of contending right into the wee hours of the season.

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