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Nationals rout Diamondbacks for eighth straight win

Aug 19, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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The Nationals are the hottest team in the majors.

Stephen Strasburg yielded just three hits over eight innings of one-run ball and shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with four RBI in an 8-1 stomping of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. It was the eighth straight victory for the Nats, who have a six-game lead over the second-place Braves in the National League East standings.

Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters in May that he will do his famous Babe Ruth home run trot impersonation if his club wins 10 straight games this year: “If we do 10 in a row, I will break it out,” he said. “It’s been a long time, but yeah, I would. 10 in a row, you got it.” Here’s what that looks like:

  1. NatsLady - Aug 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Oh, I hope fans get to see this. Man, I hope fans get to see this!

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 20, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    The previous three games were fun and all, but my health care professional recommends more games like this one.

  3. jamnew44 - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    After watching the video, I am really rooting for 10 in a row now! That is hilarious. Go Matt Williams!

  4. sportsfan18 - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Way to go Matt…

    The game is supposed to be fun and that is harmless and fun…

  5. teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Nats>Your Team. #unstoppableNatitude

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