Washington Nationals: Takeaways From 3-1 Loss To Indians
By Ricky Keeler
Check out our three takeaways from last night’s 3-1 Washington Nationals loss to the Cleveland Indians
Last night, the Washington Nationals got another great pitching performance from Max Scherzer against the Cleveland Indians. He had a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but the Indians scored two runs in the seventh, which were the difference in a 3-1 loss.
Just like Sunday afternoon against the Giants, there was another classic pitching duel as Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer gave up only four hits in 6.1 innings. It was another rough night for the Washington Nationals offense as they went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Since arriving back home from their West Coast road trip, the Washington Nationals have scored eight runs in four games and only one run in each of their last three games. Last night was also the second straight game that Bryce Harper was out of the lineup because of a neck injury. It is clear that the Nats need Harper back to provide the big bat that this offense needs.
Despite the offensive struggles, Jayson Werth extended his record on-base streak to 39 games with a walk in the first inning. Plus, Werth provided the only run of the night with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth against one of the top relievers in the game, Andrew Miller.
Before the two teams finish their two-game miniseries this afternoon at Nats Park (4:05 p.m ET, MASN), check out my three takeaways from last night’s 3-1 loss:
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