“It’s a pretty hard lineup to match-up against,” said Nationals manager Davey Johnson. “We struggled offensively a lot in the first half of the year but I knew that we had the talent to hit. We were at that low ebb in Colorado (in June) where we were hitting (.238) as a team. Now we’re up over .260 (at .262). That’s just not one or two guys. That’s everybody.”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.
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