Nats shutout and EJax takes the loss

One week later and Edwin Jackson didn’t look sharp, and sometimes you don’t have to be your sharpest to win. If Jackson had some run support and good fielding, including his own fielding mistake, he could have earned the win if he got some run support. Through 4 innings, EJax had given up only 1 earned run but based on the fielding gaffes he had to throw an extra 25 pitches which certainly could have led to his eventual lack of control in his final inning in the 5th giving up 2 solo home runs which were his 2nd and 3rd earned runs of the game and 112 pitches thrown. That’s how it goes when you have 4 unearned runs and go 0-9 in RISP spots.

The Nats lose 8-0 giving up 4 earned runs and 4 unearned runs.

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