“They’re all having good at-bats now, and that’s really good,” manager Dave Martinez said. “We’ve just got to keep it going. They’re really starting to string at-bats together throughout the inning, which is nice to see.”
The Nats had this game in hand early with Scherzer on the mound, and he also did it with the bat with an opposite field single to drive in a run with 2-outs. Max Scherzer is now batting .292, and you have to wonder why they ask him to lay down sacrifice bunts which he did twice in the game.
“It does feel like every time [Max Scherzer] gets up — he gets a hit,” Trea Turner said. “But he works at it. He’s one of the ones that takes it very seriously and wants to win that battle at the plate.”
Bryce Harper continued with a hot bat going 2-3 with a home run and 2 walks. Trea Turner was 2-4 with a home run a walk and 4 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Turner leads the Majors with 30 stolen bases, and continues to cause havoc on the bases.
With a low leverage situation, Jimmy Cordero was given an opportunity to make his MLB debut with a 10-2 lead. Unfortunately Cordero gave up 2-runs to close-out the game.