The Nationals picked up a series-opening win against Milwaukee last night, beating one of the very best pitchers in the National League and evening their record at 5-5. That, friends, is the latest they've been at .500 since the last game of 2005. Is that a pathetically low bar to celebrate? Of course. But baby steps, people, baby steps.They won because John Lannan didn't let the soft bottom of the Brewers lineup hurt him, holding Carlos Gomez, Greg Zaun, Alcides Escobar, and Yovani Gallardo to a combined 0-for-12.Plus, the bullpen went two full innings without a walk. Sean Burnett hit the strike zone with 5 of 7 pitches, a much-needed change. The Nationals can't afford for him to be this year's Saul Rivera, and that's how he's looked so far.And, of course, another come-from-behind win....

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