Game #72 Gore has to be the stopper!

The Washington Nationals are digging a deeper hole for themselves with a 9-21 record in the past 30-games. Now the team is exactly on a 62-100 pace, and that is not acceptable. Losing another winnable game yesterday is becoming more of the rule and not the exception.

Walking batters that score is becoming all too commonplace as we saw with a bullpen pitcher again yesterday. Those two runs turned out to be the deficit in the loss. The defense is not making big plays, and that also was a reason for the loss. But the bats plated six runs yesterday. Starter Josiah Gray has been struggling for the last month, partially by his own mistakes but also by his defense.

Tonight, the Nats turn to MacKenzie Gore to stop the latest losing streak. Remember, the Nats are set to play 16-games in a row in this marathon stretch.

“We have opportunities, and we can’t really capitalize on them.”

— manager Dave Martinez said this weekend

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.61 for 19th best in MLB.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Jake Irvin 5.25 ERA
No. 4 Starter: Patrick Corbin 4.89
No. 3 Starter: Trevor Williams 4.50
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 3.74
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 3.64

Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast Link for the game.


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app


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