Tomorrow’s another game, and while you cannot like the starting pitching performance of Max Scherzer, the Nats bats were good at times today as the Nats scored a total of 6 runs and ate into a 6 run deficit in the 8th inning by scoring 4 runs, and unfortunately ending up on the wrong side of an 8-6 final score in Chicago.
Daniel “Hits” Murphy was 4-4 today, and Wilson Ramos hit a 2 run HR to go with a single, racking up a 2 hit day with RISP. Anthony Rendon hit a HR and Jayson Werth had a 2 run double.
This is playoff style baseball, and this game exposes who can handle this type of game and who cannot. Scherzer folded early giving up 7 earned runs on 4 home runs with 3 walks and 3 additional hits. It was more location mistakes from Scherzer who actually looked good in the 1st inning, but it was downhill from there.
Daniel Murphy finished the game with a .406 Batting Average and Wilson Ramos raised his to .351 with a .914 OPS.
Ben Revere’s first full game of 2016 showed some good contact with nothing to show for it.
Daniel Murphy with another four-hit showing today. Second time in the last three games, and that avg. is up to .406. pic.twitter.com/d4Oh3AIRRS
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