A painful game to watch; The worst 1st inning in #Nats history

The final score tonight in Philadelphia looked like a football score at 17-3 which would be 2 touchdowns plus a field goal equals 17 points and the other team got a field goal. Unfortunately, this was a baseball game and not only did Trea Turner leave the game in the first inning with hamstring tightness, the Nationals starter Jeremy Guthrie could not finish the first inning in which he gave up 10 earned runs. Guthrie’s ERA is 135.00, and there is a good possibility he will be DFA’d after the game.

The bullpen was totally burned tonight as the Nats relievers had to pitch 7 1/3 innings and Enny Romero, Joe Blanton, Oliver Perez, and Shawn Kelley had to pick up the mop-up duties and only Blanton stepped up to the challenge throwing 3 perfect innings.

The Nationals had some bright spots in the game besides Blanton as Daniel Murphy had a 3-hit night, and Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon both tallied 2-hits each.

Jeremy Guthrie was guaranteed $1 million if he pitched for the Nationals, and you have to think he will be part of some post-game roster moves.

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