Washington Nationals: Takeaways From 5-3 Loss To Brewers
By Ricky Keeler
Check out our three takeaways from last night’s 5-3 loss by the Washington Nationals to the Brewers
The recent free fall by the Washington Nationals continued last night as they dropped their sixth straight game on this road trip. This one was to the Milwaukee Brewers by a final score of 5-3. Now, their lead in the NL East has shrunk down to three games over the New York Mets.
One of the problems for the Washington Nationals during their winless week has been hitting with runners in scoring position. Last night, in the eighth inning, they had second and third with no one out in the eighth and failed to score a run. In their five games this week, the offense is 6-for-36 with runners in scoring position.
Plus, the Washington Nationals were looking for an ace-like performance from Max Scherzer last night like his last trip to Milwaukee, but even he failed to deliver as he gave up home runs in the fifth and sixth innings that erased a 3-2 lead to bring his home run allowed total up to 20 this season.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the offense last night despite the bottom four of the order going 0-for-13 with ten strikeouts. Wilson Ramos became the second Washington National player to have a four-hit game this week as he went 4-for-5 with a RBI.
Before the Washington Nationals try to avoid a seven game losing streak with Gio Gonzalez on the mound, check out my takeaways from last night’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers:
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