"Francoeur is a pull guy. He has good power to the pull side. He is aggressive with a fastball. I tried to use that to my advantage -- go sinkers down and in," Treinen said. "I was glad I was able to come in and execute to give our team a chance to win."
It marked the third game in a row for Treinen, and Baker vowed the right-hander would have the day off Wednesday against Atlanta. The skipper has been impressed by what Treinen has done thus far.
"This is why you like that sinkerballer on your staff, because they throw that double-play ground ball," Baker said. "Any time you throw one pitch and get two outs and get out of trouble, that's a very, very valuable man."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.