Roark struggles as the Nats lose 5-3: Postgame

For those who don’t know, the Padres starting pitching, Luis Perdomo, is a rookie who entered the game with an ERA just under 8.00.

The postgame news conference got off to a rocky start when Bill Ladson asked Dusty Baker, “Was Perdomo that good, or were the Nationals that bad?”

Matt Kemp once again stuck it to the Nationals with two home runs and four RBIs in a 5-3 loss, and Tanner Roark was not at his best.

The Nationals could not mount a rally as the bottom of the order was very unproductive as well as a 0-5 night from leadoff man Ben Revere.

The bright spots were a three-hit night from Wilson Ramos and solo home runs from Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy as well as a shutdown bullpen effort last night from the Nats.

“Our two out approach needs to improve,” said Dusty Baker.

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