The Nationals had a laugher going in this one with a 6-to-1 lead then Edwin Jackson in the 5th inning unraveled and continued his spiral downward. By the times Dusty Baker pulled Jackson, he had lost that 5-run cushion and was pulled in a 6-to-6 game. Ollie Perez had already been warm in the bullpen and he quickly finished off the 5th inning.
The Nationals had additional opportunities to score as they had bases loaded an no outs in the 2nd inning and could not score. The highlights of the game were an Adam Lind 3-run home run and a 2-run triple from Victor Robles.
Just your regular old broken bat triple.
… Wait what? pic.twitter.com/tkOh4Gz1oH
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 23, 2017
The loss in the game went to Joe Blanton who gave up a run which was the final scoring in the game to finish at 7-to-6. An unfortunate point in the game was when Shawn Kelley exited mid-batter with an apparent arm injury.
In the 9th inning, the Nationals had men on the corners and Adam Lind up with one out and he popped up for the second out of the inning and Victor Robles put up a fight but struck out on a nasty slider from Jeurys Familia.