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Steve Lombardozzi, amping up his aggressiveness at the plate, was 4-for-5 and scored four runs. Jayson Werth was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI.
“Even when we don’t get hits, we work the count or we walk,” Zimmerman said. “And really, anytime you can get guys on 2 through 7, you have a chance to do some damage.”
For the most part, they’re not winning on walk-offs or surprising teams. They’re not doing anything remarkable other than playing the way they have been for most of the season’s first 113 games. They take the field each night, “feeling like we’re going to win this game,” Lombardozzi said. And then they do. And with each win, the playoffs come that much more into focus.
“I think we’ve got our blinders on right now, just playing,” Morse said. “A lot of us, including myself, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. This is uncharted waters for a lot of guys in here.
“We like what we’re doing. We want to keep doing what we’re doing. But we’re to a point where we’re not going to change a thing. We’re just going to keep pushing. I think we like winning and it’s contagious.”
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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.
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