Wilson Ramos had a big day for the Washington Nationals, hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a victory for his squad over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Washington Nationals are now one gave over .500 with a mark of 43-42 (with a mark of 24-18 at home), while the Milwaukee Brewers fell to a disappointing 34-50 on the season.
Ramos recorded a total of three hits and set a personal best with five RBIs. He had previously missed the last 44 games dealing with a strained left hamstring.
Also impressive today was Washington shortstop Ian Desmond, who was moved up from the No. 6 spot in the batting order to No. 2 based on an “epiphany” from manager Davey Johnson. Desmond had three hits, scored two runs, and also stole two bases. When asked about the thought process behind the decision to move Desmond up in the order, Johnson said:
I don’t know. Because I’m supposed to do something. I had an epiphany last night about 9:30 and I called Desi, and I said, `Desi, I’m changing something.
Earlier Johnson had joked that he would need to use an Ouija board to figure out his team’s batting woes.
Drew Storen earned the win on the mound for the Nationals to improve his season record to 3-2. Tom Gorzelanny, now 1-1 on the season, suffered the loss.