|W: Verrett (2-0, 0.00)|
|L: Turner (1-1, 3.07)|
Bullpen for the Birds in 2nd NATS Loss to the Orioles in 12 Innings
Max Scherzer (2.59) departed with a 4-2 lead after 8 innings on Tuesday, striking out 11 and giving up 2 solo HRs (113 pitches, 78 strikes, 30 batters). In the 9th, Enny Romero (5.28) gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in his 2nd blown save. Matt Albers (0.75) and Oliver Perez (4.32) followed, holding things for 3 batters, and Joe Blanton (3.07) gave up the winning run (Mark Trumbo RBI single) in the 12th inning (5th) on 5 hits and 1 walk.
Adam Lind (.324) had a pinch-hit 3-run HR in the 8th, and Daniel Murphy (.333) homered in the 2nd.
THROW: Bryce Harper (.370) fired a 99.7 mph (STATCAST) throw to home plate to get J.J. Hardy trying to score in the 10th.
EJECTION: Daniel Murphy was ejected before the 10th inning by home plate umpire Laz Diaz for arguing a called 3rd strike against him in the 9th.
ERROR: Wilmer Difo (replaced Murphy) fielding a routine Manny Machado in the 10th, putting runners on 1st and 2nd.
BALK: Enny Romero in the 9th (Trumbo advanced to 2nd).