Nationals Lose Series, Fall To Cardinals 4-2

This season has not been pleasurable to watch if you are a fan of the Washington Nationals, and tonight they showed every reason why in a 4-2 loss to the St Louis Cardinals.

Firstly, The Cardinals used a rookie pitcher and came in boasting the worst defense in baseball, and yet the Nationals were blanked for the first eight innings. Second, pitcher Jeremy Hellickson allowed his first hit since August 4th (a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds), and it was a home run, which perfectly summarized the Nationals entire season to this point. Third we go to the nightmare that was the fifth inning. The Cardinals scored their second run on a wild pitch that consequently ended in an injury to Hellickson which forced him to exit the game. To replace him came Wander Suero and what does he do? Allows an RBI single on his first pitch. Fast forward to the ninth, Nationals down 4-0. Daniel Murphy leads off with a home run and Michael A Taylor follows with a bloop double. What followed was a wild pitch, a sac fly by Matt Wieters, and nothing else, once again too little too late for the Nationals as they lose their fourth straight game and second straight series.

Nationals will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow as Tanner Roark takes the mound at 7:15 PM, 6:15 St Louis time.

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