Gio Gonzales had 7 strikeouts in 7 innings, while allowing only 4 hits, one run, and one walk. He also hit a double and scored a run, drawing wild cheers for the hit and loving guffaws for his not-so-stylish baserunning.
Several guys were hot at the plate. Steve Lombardozzi, Rick Ankiel, and Chad Tracy were all 3 for 4. Lombardozzi added a walk and scored a run, Ankiel had an RBI, and Tracy scored two runs and had two RBI.
But my favorite hit was Jayson Werth’s 3-run home run in the bottom of the 5th, a blast that provided all the runs the Nationals would need. Given the abuse Werth takes from Phillies fans, and their relative quiet after his hit, that home run had to be pretty nice for Jayson.
Photo: Jayson Werth is congratulated by teammates after hitting a 3-run home run against his former team. Who knows what the mirroring thing with Rick Ankiel means, but if it makes them happy, I’m for it.