Nats blow three run lead, fall to Brewers
The Nationals started out strong, vying for a three game weekend series sweep, of the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately, they did not finish as strong. The Nats fell to the Brewers in the series finale, 8-5. Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered for the Nats in the loss.
Kurt Suzuki started off the Nats scoring with an RBI single in the second inning that plated Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth. Suzuki would later score on a Brewers error to give the Nats and starting pitcher Taylor Jordan an early 3-0 lead. The Brewer grabbed a run in the bottom of the second to narrow the deficit to 3-1.
After a LaRoche allow shot in the sixth inning, the Brewers rallied against the Nats rookie starter. The Brewers put together a 5 run sixth inning, chasing Jordan from the mound. The rookie ended his day allowing 4 runs and 4 hits over 5.1 innings. Fernando Abad allowed 2 of the 5 runs in just .2 innings. Craig Stammen allowed 2 more runs, 1 earned, in the final 2 innings.
Werth and Suzuki had a 2 hit day while Suzuki lead the Nats with 2 RBI.
Unfortunately for the Nats, they took 2 of 3 from the Brewers, but are worse off as they have now fallen 12 game behind the Atlanta Braves. The Braves play Philadelphia tonight and could take a 12.5 game lead on the Nats.