Nationals Frustrations Continue In 8-3 Loss To Braves
For the Washington Nationals and their fans, this may have been the most frustrating night of the season.
The night started on a promising note for the Nationals, as they scored the first run and got Mike Foltynewitcz to thirty five pitches in the first inning. What happened next was not pretty. Atlanta answered with seven runs, all via the home run. A three run home run by Charlie Culberson put the Nationals behind 3-1 and Tyler Flowers and Ronald Acuña added in with two run home runs to put the Nationals in a 7-1 hole. Bryce Harper was then called out on a “strike” that was nowhere near the strike zone, clearly missing high and outside. Juan Soto was later ejected while he was getting set for an at bat. Meanwhile, the Nationals attempted to stage a rally, but it was too little too late as Washington would go on to lose 8-3, possibly killing the momentum generated on the homestand.
Nationals will attempt to force a split in the series as Gio González takes the mound at 1:05 PM in a game that can only be viewed on Facebook.