The Nats had plenty of chances to score tonight, and Max Scherzer’s final stat line looked better than the actual pitching performance. Scherzer gave up 3 runs over 6 innings, and the bullpen gave up 1 run on a catchable ball at the wall that Michael Taylor could not get in his glove. Sometimes that is the way it goes.
Anthony Rendon left 4 men on base and Ryan Zimmerman left 5 men on base, and that defines the problem we have seen. Michael Taylor got on base 3 of his 5 plate appearances and did his job tonight which is getting on base.
The game ended on a Bryce Harper groundout with Anthony Rendon on 1st base.
Same, @Bharper3407. Same. https://t.co/5KkQ8tZHD3 pic.twitter.com/cnaa5bApeZ
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 27, 2016
Matt Belisle was pulled from the game with a calf injury. He will be evaluated further.