Nats Set Franchise-Low Attendance Record, Stammen Brings The Goods, Nats Win 5-2

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The Nationals (7-6) set a franchise low at their home park  last night — the lowest attendance number for a single game (11,623). Those who missed the show due to Caps play-off hockey or chilled temperatures missed Craig Stammen notch his first win yesterday vs the Colorado Rockies (6-7) with a 5-2 game. Stammen threw 100 pitches, 65 for stirkes.

It gets better. Before last night’s victory, the Nats had lost nine straight against the Rockies dating back to August 15, 2008. This is the Nats first win against the Rockies in seven games played at Nationals Park. Good thing they broke the streak since We Love DC will be visiting section 237 Wednesday night.

Stammen wasn’t the only guy doing the dirty work to get the job done. Willie Harris knocked in four of the five runs scored last night, including a three run homer. Pudge has got soaring numbers that continue to grow. Forget his veteran status, the guy’s playing like a true pro. Last night he knocked a couple singles and safely hit in nine of ten games this season. Plus — he’s leading the club in batting average (.450), hits (18), doubles (7) and multi-hit games (6).

Matt Capps also got his sixth consecutive save, giving Washington fans another Caps to go crazy about.

Last year, the Nats didn’t get their seventh win of the season until May 4. So let’s remember, at least we’re off to a good start here. Scott Olsen (0-0, 6.35) and the Nationals take on Jorge De La Rosa (1-1, 2.77) and the Rockies at 7:05 tonight from Nationals Park.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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2 thoughts on “Nats Set Franchise-Low Attendance Record, Stammen Brings The Goods, Nats Win 5-2

  1. Scariest here is the fact that this is paid attendance, not necessarily the people who showed up. That’s a pretty dire number, if the Nats FSTE number is below 10k…

    Not that I weep for the Lerners in any way shape or form, but still, sad.

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