Gio falters as Nats go down to the Braves 8-0

This game was unrecognizable as the Washington Nationals we know as they were blown out 8-to-0 by the Braves. Gio Gonzalez gave up 5 runs over 5 innings and struggled to get quick outs as he threw 49 pitches in the first two innings and just was not sharp.

The Nats just could not sustain any offense against Julio Teheran and on the evening the Nationals only had 9 hits and 2 walks. Every Nats starting position player had a hit except for Matt Wieters. The Nats 0-5 in RISP, but the Nats also took themselves off of the bases twice as Howie Kendrick was caught stealing and Trea Turner was picked-off.

Michael Taylor was in a funk in centerfield. He had one error but also failed to field 3 balls that were all in his vicinity. The Nats really only turned in two exceptional fielding plays with a diving catch by Howie Kendrick and a play deep at shortstop by Trea Turner.

Dusty Baker said in the post-game press conference that Gio Gonzalez was a little under the weather before the game.

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