With playoff desires dashed
The atlanta area(AP) The wa Nationals aren’t playing for a playoff spot anymore, And the depressing losses keep on coming. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the excellent 2 1 on Tuesday night despite a strong outing from Nats starter Tanner Roark.
Roark (4 7), Who rejoined the Nationals’ rotation in sept, Took losing. He handled everybody in the Braves’ lineup except Pierzynski, Who was simply 3 for 3, Quitting just five hits and two runs in 6 2 3 innings. He hit out four, Walked one thus hitting a batter.
"Just two bad pitch, Roark asserted. "Often, It depends upon five pitches in a start that determines if you give up runs or not. So those two pitch, Attaching curveball, 3 2 fastball. What are you planning to do,
There was more trouble on the basespaths for the Nationals, Who hit into double plays belonging to the seventh, Eighth and then ninth innings. The excellent had 10 runners reach base, But only rookie Trea Turner crossed the dish, Hitting his initial league home run in the sixth. The excellent were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
Braves rookie Arodys Vizcaino taken his eighth save in nine chances. With runners on third and fourth and no outs in the ninth, Ian Desmond bunted correct 2 5 4 double play. Vizcaino then struck out Matt den Dekker to get rid of it.
"We have now a chance there to get guys to second and third, A grounder or fly ball or whatsoever be ties it, Said excellent manager Matt Williams. "(Desmond) Was readily available early enough. It bounced below and straight up for the catcher in fair territory. As soon as more, We didn’t provide,
Bryce Harper, Playing in his first game since being part of a fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon in the Nationals’ dugout Sunday, Was 0 for 3 a walk, Not to mention an inning ending double play in the eighth.
Pierzynski’s retirement home run came while leading off the seventh and broke a 1 1 tie as he lifted a 3 2 pitch into the right center field seats. He also hit a solo shot to right field within your fourth. It only agreed to be the third multihomer game by a Brave this season Atlanta is last in the league in home runs.. 3B Yunel Escobar missed the series opener with a sore shoulders. He most likely play the next five games.
Excellent: Michael the air nike jordans Zimmermann(13 9, 3.68) Could be making his final begin with the Nationals in the second game of the series at Atlanta. Zimmermann will be a free agent at the end of the summer season. He was drafted by the excellent in 2007 and has a 70 49 career record, Making at least 32 starts each of history four seasons, Which included this year. He is 3 0 which have a 1.82 ERA in five sets out vs. The Braves here year.
Enjoying a WALK
Harper set an Expos/Nats operation record with his 124th walk, Emptying a mark set in 1973 by Ken Singleton. He walked with two outs as well as also bases empty in the fourth inning.