Recap: Nats Fall To Diamondbacks 11-6
The Nats looked to continue their winning ways against the Diamondbacks, opening a series at home Thursday night but fell short. Offense was the theme early on as both offenses erupted early. Both teams combined for 7 runs in the first inning. The Diamondbacks offense was too much for Nats pitchers to handle as they put up 11 runs, leading them to victory.
Patrick Corbin took the mound tonight, hoping to bounce back from a rough first start of the year. The struggles continued for Corbin Thursday night as the Diamondbacks touched up Corbin for 9 earned runs, including three home runs. The end stat line for Corbin on the night was 2IP 6H 10R 9ER 4BB 1K. Things still looked promising early on for the Nats as the offense produced four runs in the first, leading the game 4-3. The game would later get out of hand as the Diamondback offense tallied 7 runs in the second inning. The last of the Nats offense came from Josh Harrison who homered in the 6th inning, and Josh Bell hittting a Sac Fly in the 7th making it a 10-6 game. The Diamondbacks would add a late insurance run in the 8th, ending up being the last run of the game.
The Nationals will be right back at it tomorrow Friday 4/16, hoping to tie up the series at one. The Nats will be sending out ace Max Scherzer, while the Diamondbacks will be sending out Taylor Widener. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05PM.