Things looked bleak from the get-go with this one, as the threat of rain made it's presence felt, postponing the start of this one by 30 minutes. That didn't stop Jean Segura from doing what he's been doing, as he stayed hot looking for the franchise record for hits in a season. Segura led things off with a single, setting the table for the D-backs to strike first and maybe end this thing before the rain had a chance. Chris Owings obliged, moving Segura to 2nd with a single of his own. After an excellent double steal, Goldy was in prime position to get the team on the board and he did, lining a hard grounder into deep shortstop. Espinosa had no shot at home plate, and threw onto first for the
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Record: 66-93. Pace: 67-95. Change on 2015: -12. Predictions from some quarters that there would be a deluge of Biblical proportions proved to be incorrect. Though it was hardly ideal baseball weather (Jody Jackson had her poncho on again!), today’s game in Washington started on time, and proceeded to its conclusion without any weather-related interruptions. There will therefore be no need for the team to fly back to Washington on Monday for a make-up game. Though since the Nationals are now 2.5 up on the Dodgers for NLDS home-field advantage as they head into the final series, it looks less likely that would have been necessary. Early on, it seemed that the Nationals batters were the ones who