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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Wilson Ramos
Roark pitched seven strong innings, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Saturday night.
The Nationals exploded for five runs in the first inning Saturday night, taking down Matt Garza and cruising over the Brewers.
The Nats offense erupted early and chased starter Matt Garza in the first inning as they cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Brewers.
The Nationals blasted three home runs Wednesday night, further evidence of their healthy lineup rounding into form at last.
Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven innings and the Washington Nationals hit three solo homers in a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Gio Gonzalez pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the opener for a 3-0 Nationals victory. In the night game, Washington tagged Jeff Samardzija for six runs over five innings to salvage a four-game series split.
The Nationals may be leaving Chicago tired, but they are also leaving winners, taking both games of their doubleheader against the Cubs.
Wilson Ramos was activated off the 15-day disabled list today and will be behind the plate when the Nationals open a 4-game series with the Cubs tonight at Wrigley Field.
Harper, making his first game appearance since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on April 26, singled to left field in the bottom of the first and then battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk off Salem right-hander Justin Haley.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper took batting practice on Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb on May 4.
Wilson Ramos has been placed on the DL for the fifth time in three seasons, this time with a hamstring strain.
After a fast start, is Anthony Rendon slumping? What's wrong with Jordan Zimmermann? That and more on Stock Watch, where we'll examine what was a tough week for the Nationals.
Injuries are no longer a major problem yet the Nationals' continue to find trouble scoring.
Veteran pitcher Alfredo Simon silenced the Nationals' bats Wednesday afternoon and his teammates did just enough at the plate to help the Cincinnati Reds leave town with a 2-1 victory.
When this happens — when the starting players who nearly everyone predicted for the second straight season to lead the Nationals to the NL East title and the postseason aren't starting — then the season falls on the spare parts used to carry the team until they get whole. The season falls on general manager Mike Rizzo.
He'll start rehab work next week, he said.
"A lot," he said. "After last year on the DL, 2012 too, right now I'm trying to do everything right. But I want to be on the field. During spring training I was doing great, feeling healthy. After that, I was down a little bit. But I'm going to keep working hard, try to get back soon."