Washington Nationals: Takeaways From 1-0 Loss To Brewers
By Ricky Keeler
Check out our three takeaways from yesterday’s Washington Nationals 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers
In yesterday’s 4th of July game, the Washington Nationals (50-34) lacked major fireworks on offense as they managed only two hits against the Milwaukee Brewers (36-46) in a 1-0 loss. This came after a series in which the Nats scored 32 runs in the four games against the Reds over the weekend.
It was a crazy game right from the beginning as the Brewers ended up batting out of order in the top of the first inning when Ryan Braun was hitting third instead of Jonathan Lucroy.
Scherzer had his first 4th of July start in a Washington Nationals uniform and handled himself well, but his one mistake ended up costing him a win when Martin Maldonado hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth for the game’s only run.
That run would be all that Junior Guerra needed as he struck out seven Nats over 7.1 innings. While Guerra may not be one of the league’s best pitcher, he has quietly given up a total of two runs in his last three starts.
It is important for the Washington Nationals to try to take the next two games as they have another pivotal series with the New York Mets for four games. The Mets have won five straight to pull back within four games in the NL East.
Before Gio Gonzalez takes on Zach Davies tonight at Nats Park (7:05 p.m ET, MASN), here are my three takeaways from yesterday’s 1-0 loss:
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