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Topic - Said Gonzalez
Roberto Hernandez might want to have his next start switched, as well.
Roberto Hernandez (2-1) struck out three and walked three. His start was moved up two days because Cole Hamels had the flu, and he retired 14 of 15 batters in the middle innings.
Gio Gonzalez pitched well enough for a victory. Unfortunately for the Nationals left-hander, his Phillies counterpart was a tad better.
The Washington Nationals' newest horse spent the past few days getting acquainted with his new city.
"It was just a good pitchers' duel," Gonzalez said. "I just tried to keep us in the game as long as possible."
"[Tuesday], it hit me that I was home," he said. "When I was at the Capitals game and I got all the love in the world from all the fans, I think it sets a tone that we're ready, we're going to come out here swinging for the fans and we're definitely going to go out there and try to shut teams down. I think this is a great opportunity and a great organization to do it with. ... I think I'm going to be here and I'm going to be happy for a while."