An error, a blown lead by the bullpen, solid hitting and a runner caught stealing. Yup sounds about right for the formula for a Washington Nationals loss.
It’s not often when a team can kick the other’s starting pitcher out of the game after only 1 and 1/3rd and still manage to lose. The Nats lit up Chan Ho Park for five runs, on five hits, while earning four walks against the 35-year-old former all-star. It clearly wasn’t enough for the Nats bullpen though.
The eighth inning was a familiar scene for the Nats. Julian Taverez took the mound with a Nats lead and left it with a Nats deficit. Jesus Colome helped in the losing effort, of course.
Blame it on Dick.