As victories go, the Nationals’ 6-4 win over the Reds on Tuesday night was far from their best work. They made two errors, misplayed several other balls in the outfield and left Chien-Ming Wang in the game a couple batters too long.
But they still managed to start their series with a victory, thanks to an offense that continues to nudge its numbers in the right direction and a one-two punch in the bullpen that has stayed solid despite a hefty workload.
Michael Morse homered for the 21st time this season, also keying a three-run first with a RBI double. And Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, who have now thrown a combined 125 innings this season, worked the last 2 2/3 in the win.
Wang pitched 6 1/3 innings, getting his second consecutive victory. More from the clubhouse in a little bit.