Nats were close to pulling off the comeback. EJax gave a high 5.

The Washington Nationals were behind 5-to-1 in the 4th inning and couldn’t get back into the game and lost 5-to-4. Edwin Jackson gave up 2 home runs and was pulled at the 3 1/3 inning mark giving up 5 earned runs. The Nationals bullpen threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings and was the bright spot on this game along with the offense of Michael Taylor and Howie Kendrick.

On offense, the Nationals only scraped together 7 hits, but they had their RISP chances where they went a disappointing 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Michael Taylor had the only RISP hit plus he added a home run for a total of 3 RBIs in the game.

While the Nationals lost, within minutes of the ending of the game the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins to bring the Magic Number down to 2. With a Nationals win tomorrow coupled with a Marlins loss the Nationals would clinch the NL East championship.

“You hate to lose when you have opportunities like that,” Dusty Baker said.


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