May 19th: WSH-4, ATL-7

Final R H E
WSH 4 8 0
ATL 7 12 1
W: Vizcaino (2-1, 2.76)
L: Romero (2-2, 5.75)
S: Johnson (7)

NATS LOSE ANOTHER IN ROUGH OUTING IN ATLANTA

Michael Taylor (.279) had a 2-for-4 night (including a double) and made an impressive throw to home in the 6th inning to get Dansby Swanson out.  Daniel Murphy (.325) homered (#8) going 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 6 total bases.  Trea Turner had an RBI single scoring Michael Taylor in the top of the 3rd.  The NATS had 8 hits, 3 walks, 6 Ks and 10 LOB.  Braves SP R.A. Dickey got tagged with all 4 NATS runs (2 earned), giving up 8 hits (1 HR), 3 walks and striking out 4.

NATS SP Gio Gonzalez (2.86) struggled in 5.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 4 hits (2 HRs) and 3 walks, throwing 116 pitches (72 strikes) to 28 batters.  Matt Grace (4.76) and Shawn Kelley (6.08) did not give up a run but Enny Romero (5.75), who entered with the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 8th, gave up 3 runs.

Next up at 4:10 PM Saturday:  Max Scherzer (4-2, 2.80 ERA, 70 K) vs. Bartolo Colon (2-4, 6.80 ERA, 27 K).

 

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