(Michael Morse earned the rights to the Silver Fox Thursday with a 3-3 night, including a mammoth solo HR to center in the 8th. Photo of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.)
Nationals 4, Pirates 2: Livo (W), Burn (H), and Clipp (SV).
Livo good enough for win #5: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K. Raise your hand if you thought Livan Hernandez could possibly have five wins and a 2.28 ERA for this team. Liar.
Bombs for Dunn, Hammer, Morse.
Inching their way back to .500, 30-31. Onward to Cleveland and a visit with Manny Acta.