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Nationals take third straight from Marlins: Jason Simontacchi got his first win in nearly four years, Cristian Guzman got his first RBI since September 2005, and the Washington Nationals got their first sweep of the season.
Nationals 6, Marlins 4: WASHINGTON - Jason Simontacchi got his first win in nearly four years, Cristian Guzman got his first RBIs since September 2005, and the Washington Nationals got their first sweep of the season.Backed...
Notes: Wagner struggles, goes on DL: The Nationals purchased the contracts of right-hander Jason Simontacchi and infielder Tony Batista from Triple-A Columbus. The team also placed reliever Ryan Wagner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7.
Hardy extends hit streak to 19: Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer, J.J. Hardy homered and extended his hitting streak to 19 games and the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night.The Brewers, winners of five straight, are 8-1 on their 10-game homestand that ends Wednesday. The Nationals have lost seven in a row. Milwaukee, with the best record in baseball at 23-10, also spoiled Jason Simontacchi's return to the majors. Simontacchi (0-1) had not appeared in the big leaguessince 2004.
Fielder, Hardy lead Brewers past Nats (AP):
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Jason Simontacchi said he threw the inside fastball to let Prince Fielder know he wasn't scared to come in on him. He called it an "effect pitch." But Simontacchi's pitch tailed back toward the plate and certainly had an effect on Fielder, who was looking for a fastball and drove it into the Nationals' bullpen for a three-run homer in Milwaukee's 6-4 victory over Washington on Tuesday night.
NL NOTES: Nationals purchase Simontacchi's Class AAA contract: The Nationals will purchase the contract of right-hander Jason Simontacchi from Class AAA Columbus and start him against the Milwaukee Brewers today, the team announced.
Simontacchi, Logan likely to go on DL: Both right-hander Jason Simontacchi and center fielder Nook Logan are expected to miss the start of the season because of right groin injuries.
Notes: Hill will be in club's rotation: Manager Manny Acta announced on Thursday that right-hander Shawn Hill will join John Patterson in the Nationals' rotation, and the skipper said that Jason Simontacchi has performed well in his bid to be a part of the staff as well.
Notes: Simontacchi proves himself: Nationals right-hander Jason Simontacchi proved once again that his right shoulder problems are a thing of the past, and he is one of the leading candidates to join ace John Patterson in the rotation. Simontacchi, a non-roster invitee, pitched five innings and gave up two runs on four hits as the Nationals and Cardinals ended the game tied at 2 Wednesday.
Nationals score early, often vs. Astros: Josh Wilson went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Chris Snelling added two hits and a pair of RBIs as the Nationals defeated the Astros, 12-5, on Thursday. Right-hander Jason Simontacchi allowed three runs on four hits over four innings.
Nationals sign King, Simontacchi: The Nationals continued to stockpile their pitching staff on Monday, as they signed left-handed reliever Ray King, 32, and right-hander Jason Simontacchi, 33, to non-guaranteed Minor League contracts.
Cards Notebook: Simontacchi, King sign minor league deals with Nats: Jason Simontacchi last appeared in the majors in 2004 when he pitched 13 games in relief for the Cardinals.
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