Washington Nationals Rapid Reaction: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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This was the top of the seventh inning, when the Nationals committed both of their errors, the pitching from the bullpen was ineffective, and the Brewers scored five runs to put the game out of reach of a Nationals comeback.
This inning was a dumpster fire. The fans purchased tickets to a major league game but got to see a little league game for an inning. The inning was long and it was painful to watch.
Doug Fister had pitched the sixth inning and did just fine. He completely fell apart in the seventh. Fister walked Braun, then gave up back to back singles to load the bases. Fister’s pitches were up in the zone and when that happens he is hittable. Fister got an out, but then Scooter Gennett hit an infield single to score a run and keep the bases loaded.
Tanner Roark relieved Fister. Roark did not have sufficient time to warm up, which is usually a problem. It was today. Roark allowed an RBI single. Then Shane Petersen hit Jose Lobaton’s glove when he swung at a pitch. Lobaton was called for catcher interference which brought in another run.
Jean Segura hit a ball to right field which was caught by Harper. Gennett tagged up and scored. Harper should have known that Gennett is fast and that there was no way he was going to throw him out. He tried anyway. The throw was off line and skipped under Lobaton’s glove. Another run scored on the throwing error.
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