John Lannan pitched yet another gem Sunday afternoon as he took the Nationals into the top of the 9th with a 2-1 lead.
The Nats brought in MacDougal to slam the door on the Padres and take their second series in a row.
MacDougal looked unhittable. Hitting as high as 97 on the gun, with great movement, he soon fanned Padres number three hitter Chase Headly. Then he made third basemen Kevin Kouzmanoff look awful as he forced him to pop it up to right. The smoke MacDougal was dealing was so nasty that Nationals broadcasters could hardly believe he had experienced so many troubles in the past.