Nats’ Espinosa getting pitches to hit

Danny Espinosa’s batting average continues to climb. Since being put in the second spot in the batting order during the second game of the doubleheader against the Pirates on Saturday, Espinosa is 6-for-15 [.400] and has seen his batting average go up to .247.

According to Espinosa the reason for his success of late is because he is hitting in front of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Espinosa said that that he is getting a lot of good pitches to hit.

“Obviously, I have great protection hitting in front of Zim,” Espinosa said “So they probably don’t want me driving the ball. I’m hitting good pitches with me hitting in front of him.”

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