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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally.  Finally.  Finally, the Padres got a successful series.  To be fair, it was against the Mets and this series will be against the Nationals, the best team in baseball, but hey, a series win is a series win.  Now it was on to Washington for the weekend.  Luis Perdomo started against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

Despite Scherzer’s rocky start, Padres pitching started off worse.  Perdomo gave up a homer to Trea Turner in the first to give the Nationals the 1-0 lead.

Ryan Schimpf tied the game at one in the fourth with a solo homer, but Michael Taylor gave the Nationals the lead again with a two-run homer in the Nats’ half of the fourth to reclaim the 3-1 lead.

Of course, no Nats game is complete without an appearance from Bryce Harper.  He hit a two-run bomb in the seventh to make the score 5-1.  The Nats held that to the end and took game one of the series.

Game two is tomorrow at 1:05 p.m.  Clayton Richard starts against SDSU and West Hills alum Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.


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