Hernandez’s strong start pushes Nats over .500

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“Maybe subconsciously it has some effect on people, but I think it’s a feeling of playing good baseball,” Riggleman said of being above the mark. “Usually, that’ll show up in the record — it doesn’t always. I think getting some wins so the players get rewarded for their hard work. It does show up being above .500 right now, but it’s more about the work they’re putting in, the energy they have, the attitudes they have has been outstanding. We’re glad we’re above .500, but it’s a small number right now.

Jason Marquis, who has struggled in two starts for Washington this year with an 0-2 mark and a 12.96 ERA, looks to complete the sweep of Milwaukee Sunday when he faces another struggling arm in Doug Davis (0-1, 12.27 ERA).

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Ted Starkey, a Web editor for the continuous news desk, has written for and edited high-traffic websites, including AOL News, AOL Sports, FanHouse.com, USAHockey.com and BuffaloBills.com. He also has covered the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA hockey during his career.

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