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Topic - Washington Nationals' Dugout
Ramos was the unquestioned star in a game filled with them -- Bryce Harper was 3-for-5, Ian Desmond was 2-for-4 with five RBI, and Denard Span went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 26 games -- as the Nationals sealed an 11-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
As Ryan Zimmerman made his way through the Washington Nationals' dugout in the third inning Sunday, alternating high-fives with hugs from his teammates after his first-pitch grand slam, the crowd at Nationals Park cheered relentlessly. In a homestand that had already featured two curtain calls, it wanted another.
Has Bryce Harper hit a bit of a wall? Could be. Have pitchers figured him out some? Well, the statistics seem to suggest that. But the Nats are confident that, as pitchers adjust to him, he'll adjust right back because, well, this is what the best hitters do.
It won't be until Tuesday or Wednesday, but at some point this week, Ross Detwiler will take the walk from the Washington Nationals' dugout to their bullpen. After nine starts, six exceptional and three mediocre, Detwiler's current stay in the starting rotation is over.
As Henry Rodriguez took the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night, all eyes from the Washington Nationals' dugout and bullpen were on him. The warm-up pitches, they knew, would tell them all they needed to know.
The moment the ball hit his bat, Wilson Ramos knew. He flung his arms out, dropped his bat and lifted his hands above his head. He held the pose all the way to first base, as his teammates poured out of the Washington Nationals' dugout, the clock inching toward 11 p.m., and the raucous Nationals Park crowd showering them with adulation.
The eyes of Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence were transfixed.
Each day, roughly 45 minutes before the first pitch, Wilson Ramos makes his way into the Washington Nationals' dugout. On days he starts, the rookie catcher spends a few minutes getting his gear on before heading to the bullpen to warm up that day's starting pitcher.
Leadoff hitter Ian Desmond saw three pitches Monday before crushing a 1-2 offering from Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda deep into the seats above the visitors bullpen in left field. He was greeted in the Washington Nationals' dugout with high fives and back slaps all around.