Most one run losses can be traced back to one or two mistakes. Tanner Roark was the hard luck loser in this game going 7.0 innings holding the Angels to 4 hits and 2 walks but 2 of the hits were home runs adding up to 3-runs. It was the Kole Calhoun‘s 2-run home run in a 2-1 game in the 6th inning which was the difference in this one.
Ryan Zimmerman staked the Nationals to a 2-0 lead on a booming home run. After that it was a whole lot of missed opportunities with runners in scoring position for the Washington Nationals.
Michael Taylor turned in a Web Gem to run down a ball in the left-center gap that ended in a full dive to catch the ball. It was just another great defensive play that this team has turned in on this 9 game homestand.
The Nationals will depart shortly for a flight across the country to San Diego for the start of the final west coast road trip of the regular season against the Padres and Astros. The Nationals have a 4-game series with the Padres beginning tomorrow followed by 3-games against the Astros with an off-day in between on Monday.