The Nationals lost this game 6-1, and Brian Goodwin accounted for most of the highlights and one of the lowlights. Jacob Turner threw a 5 inning shutout then hit the wall in the 6th inning, and Dusty Baker left him out there even though he had little left in the tank. Jacob Turner pitched on Saturday and Sunday in relief, and should have been on a reasonable pitch count considering he was not stretched out. He entered the 6th inning over 80 pitches and walked the lead-off batter and had the next batter in a 0-2 count then hit the batter to put runners on 1st and 2nd base, and it was downhill from there as Bell crushed a 3-run home run.
Brian Goodwin had the lone RBI hit on a booming double that almost left the yard. Goodwin was then picked off 2nd base, and it wasn’t close. Goodwin was robbed of a double down the line in the game. Defensively, Goodwin threw out a runner at the plate for a doubleplay.
Trea Turner had another nifty Web Gem, but he also accumulated 2 errors in the game.
Oliver Perez came into the game to face two lefty batters and gave up a single, a balk, and a walk. Both of those batters scored.
“Turner was matching [Cole through five innings],” Dusty Baker said after the game. “Then the walk, the hit batsmen, then the home run [in the 6th inning]. He might have tired but we really couldn’t get anybody loose quick enough in that inning. Turner deserved better.”
What else can we say? Go get ’em tomorrow.