The Nationals drop this game 6-2 but the game was at 3-2 until the middle of the 7th inning until Oliver Perez could not get the lefties out. The Rockies blew the game open in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The left-handed portion in the bullpen is only Sammy Solis and Oliver Perez now, and Perez has not been spectacular.
Because of the rain delay, Gio Gonzalez‘s night was shortened, and he was done at 3 innings. Yusmeiro Petit unfortunately takes the loss, and he actually pitched the best of all the Nats pitchers tonight giving up 1 run over 3 innings. Gio gave up 2 runs over 3 innings. Perez gave up 2 runs over 1/3 of an inning, and Treinen gave up 1 run over 1 2/3 innings.
Petit and Treinen should not be available tomorrow, but the other 5 relievers should be. Dusty Baker must hope the Nationals don’t need a long-man tomorrow.
Anthony Rendon bounced back tonight to go from an 0-fer to a 3-4 night. Daniel Murphy had a 2-4 night. Bryce Harper had a single that was reversed on a review. Harper did work a walk in the game and had an RBI. Harper had some good contact.
The Nationals defense was slick most of the game, and the defense was tested early on the first batter of the game as Charlie Blackmon hit a hard grounder past Murphy and somehow Trea Turner ranged toward the rightfield line to glove the grounder and throw out Blackmon as Gio Gonzalez covered on a nifty play. The other nice defensive play was turned with bases loaded Dahl hit a double down the leftfield line that Werth threw the relay to Espinosa who threw the ball to the plate where Ramos put the tag on Carlos Gonzalez to get the out on a bang-bang play at the plate.