The Nationals are down 3-2 in the seventh, but give J.D. Martin credit for the way he pitched in the middle innings today against Houston. His curveball got sharper as the game went on, and he didn't surrender a run after putting the Nationals in a 3-0 hole. Martin lasted 5 2/3 innings, and had the Nationals played better defense behind him, he might have pitched into the seventh.
As it is, Drew Storen is in for his second inning, and he's gotten himself in trouble. He did the one thing you can't do with Michael Bourn; he walked the speedster to lead off the seventh, then gave up a broken-bat hit to Jeff Keppinger. Storen jammed Lance Berkman with an inside fastball, but Bourn moved to third on the flyout. So the Astros have runners on first and third in the seventh.