As if it wasn't clear already, the second-inning departure of Yunel Escobar due to injury gave the Nats yet another reminder that if they are to win games these days, they are going to have to do
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GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals insisted all along they weren't going to place extra emphasis on this series, no matter how big the Mets tried to make it.
It’s the rubber game of this big division showdown, the Nationals and Mets having split the first two games by identical 7-2 scores.
Rookie right-hander Joe Ross had made spot starts for the Nationals before, but this was no ordinary outing.