Washington Nationals Rapid Reactions: Trea Turner Shows Glimpse Of Nats Future
By Ricky Keeler
Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Despite the 2015 Washington Nationals season being a complete and utter disappointment, there is still one silver lining to watch over the final five games of the season. Yes, you can watch more Bryce Harper as he tries to win the National League batting title, but it is a chance to take a look at the Nats future.
Even in a 2-1 loss to the Braves last night, infielder Trea Turner gets a chance to be in the lineup and get some Major League experience as he could be the team’s starting shortstop next year. Last night, Turner made some personal history as he hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning against Matt Wisler.
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Turner was one of the few positives of last night’s loss, along with Tanner Roark’s good performance. While Roark did give up a couple of solo home runs to A.J. Pierzynski, he was able to pitch into the seventh inning as he tries to make a case to be in the rotation next year. Finally, Harper made more history as he broke Ken Singleton’s record for the most walks (124) by an Expos/Nationals player in a single season.
The problem for Matt Williams’ squad was the lack of hitting with runners in scoring position. On a day where Ryan Zimmerman was shut down for the rest of the season because of an oblique injury, the offense was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Before Jordan Zimmermann takes on Williams Perez tonight at Turner Field (7:10 PM ET, MASN), check out my takeaways from last night’s loss in Atlanta:
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