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The new manager of the Washington Nationals, hired just last week, was a third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks when Wilson Ramos, now Williams' catcher, took his time trotting around the bases after a home run in a game in Phoenix more than two years ago. The fiery side of Williams erupted.
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.
Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs and four hits in six innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Sunday.
In the Nationals' 6-0 sweep-clinching victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, Strasburg was masterful. He needed just 99 pitches to secure the first shutout, and first complete game of any kind, of his professional career. In doing so, he delivered his finest performance of the season.
As they packed their clubhouse Sunday afternoon, preparing for a five-game road swing through Detroit and Milwaukee, the Nationals were celebrating their fourth victory in the last five games — and the most lopsided win in team history.
As Ramos stood at the top step of the Nationals' dugout in the seventh inning of Washington's 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and basked in the curtain call that followed his go-ahead three-run homer, all he could do was smile.
At least Washington came out of Friday's disappointment in good physical health. Not so Saturday, as catcher Wilson Ramos injured his left hamstring trying to beat out a ground ball in the eighth.
If ever there's a person who could use some good fortune, it is Ramos. Saying he had a difficult stretch doesn't do justice to what the young Venezuelan went through.
Not much has changed for Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond when it comes to a possible contract extension. The team is still open to discussing one with Desmond, and Desmond is still open to considering it.