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San Francisco Giants Series against the Nationals: Three Takeaways

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 24: (L-R) Gorkys Hernandez #7, Gregor Blanco #1 and Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on April 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 24: (L-R) Gorkys Hernandez #7, Gregor Blanco #1 and Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on April 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 24: (L-R) Gorkys Hernandez #7, Gregor Blanco #1 and Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on April 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco Giants got their second series win of the season, as they took the first two games from the Washington Nationals. A 15-2 loss in the finale still doesn’t change that fact.

In the first game of the series, Mac Williamson wowed everyone as he broke open the scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning. His 464 foot blast, and a really good performance from Chris Stratton carried the line in game one. Stratton went into the seventh inning and kept the Nationals hitters at bay. Strickland closed out the game and looked a tad nervy to start off, but finished strong.

In the second game, Brandon Belt put the Giants out to a 3-0 lead with a two run home-run in the bottom of the third. But flip the next half inning around and Michael Taylor hit a three run bomb to tie the game. Then, that guy again, Mac Williamson destroyed the ball for a second straight game and put one over the fence in center field. The bullpen was lights out after multiple innings from Reyes Moronta, Tony Watson, and Strickland, who only needed 8 pitches to get the save.

We’ll not speak much of the final game, as the Giants got shellacked 15-2, behind a bad pitching performance, and the Nationals destroying every baseball within an inch of the plate. So what are some things we took away from this series? There is quite a lot, but we’ll do our best to keep it only to three.

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