The Nationals' offense has been putting up its best numbers of the season all month, entering tonight with a .754 team OPS in 12 games. The way they've started tonight isn't going to hurt those totals.
They have a 4-2 lead over the Reds after four innings, having rallied for three runs and four hits off Reds starter Mike Leake in the first inning after Chien-Ming Wang gave up two to the Reds in the top of the first. Then, in the bottom of the third, Michael Morse (who'd already doubled once) hit an absurd homer to right field, taking an outside curveball to one of the deepest parts of the park. Morse entered tonight with a 1.023 OPS since May 2, and he's slugging 1.500 in two at-bats tonight.
Wang had trouble locating his pitches early, and still hasn't been able to get his sinker working; he has recorded just three groundouts in four innings. But he's settled down and retired nine straight batters, even though the Reds are hitting line drives right at Nationals defenders. Still, they're up 4-2, and their offense is humming.