Milone gets off to good start in major league debut, Nats stake early lead

Nationals left-hander Tommy Milone came out with precision in his major league debut against the New York Mets Saturday night at Nationals Park.

He fired 13 pitches, 10 for strikes in a 1-2-3 first frame, getting a groundout and a pair of flyouts against Jose Reyes, Justin Turner and Lucas Duda.

The Nationals led off their half of the first with a home run curving just around the inside of the left field foul pole by Ian Desmond, against Dillon Gee, and the Nationals lead, 1-0.

It was the third time the Nationals have led off the game with a home run this season. It was the first time Desmond has hit a home run in the first inning in his career.

In the second inning, Milone induced a pop up, struck out Angel Pagan and got Jason Bay to fly out to left field.

His fast ball is hitting 90 mph and he has amazing control.

Check back often and on twitter (@bkerr32) for updates, news and notes. Also, Lifehouse is performing a live concert after the game.

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