Nationals jump on Adam Wainwright, lead 3-0

Well.

The big story for me was Gio Gonzalez. Could he throw strikes? Would he throw strikes? How's his command, his control, his comtrol? Gonzalez went to 3-0 on the first batter he faced. It was all turning to dust.

But Jon Jay lined out on a 3-1 pitch for the first out. Carlos Beltran fisted a bloop out to center, but for the most part, Gonzalez looked in control.

Adam Wainwright, on the other hand, had issues. Leadoff hitter Jayson Werth roped a double to left field, and he scored almost immediately on a long, booming triple from Bryce Harper. Was Harper the youngest player in history to hit a triple? Yes. Yes, he was. Thought they almost nailed him at third:


lol

All Ryan Zimmerman needed to score Harper was a fly ball. He got one.


The two-run homer put the Nationals up 3-0 before their first out. Wainwright settled down after the homer and struck out the side, but the Cardinals are already in a deep hole in their quest to repeat as champions.

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