Davey Martinez’s club gave up both ends of the double-title with the Milwaukee Brewers on a rainy Saturday in Washington, DC
The Nationals took a 1-0 and 2-1 lead early in the night at Nationals Park, but then gave up points each time, and the Brew Crew fought for a 6-2 victory that gave them the series with one more to play tomorrow afternoon.
Lester vs the nationals: Winless in his first five starts with the Nationals, with a 5.33 ERA and a .295 / .358 / .495 line against in 25 1⁄3 IP so far this season, Jon Lester’s 2021 season hasn’t got off to the best start, especially since he had surgery this spring and ended up on COVID-IL before daybreak. opening.
In his last two starts before tonight’s, Lester, 37, conceded 13 hits and 11 points (all won in 9 1⁄3 IP) in a 7-3 loss to the Cubs and a 12-9 victory over the Orioles.
For his first Curl-W tonight, Lester threw two scorers out of 30 shots to start, giving up just two singles in the first two frames, and he failed two runners, after two consecutive hits, in the Third of brewers.
Given a 1-0 lead to work with before returning to the mound in the fourth, Lester gave up a starting brace on the left by Lorenzo Cain, who later scored on an RBI single left by Luis Urías, 1- 1.
Jon Lester’s line: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks, 74 P, 50 S, 3/3 GB / FO.
Anderson vs the nationals: After back-to-back wins in his second and third starts of the year for the Brewers, southpaw Brett Anderson was winless on four outings before the night of the doubles at the National Park ended tonight, after giving up a total of 17 hits and nine. operates in only 12 IPs on this stretch, for an ERA of 6.75, with a .340 / .393 / .640 line against in these appearances.
A leg injury during an outing in late April limited the left-hander’s time on the mound in the starts that followed, but he played five innings the last time before tonight, holding Cincinnati by two points, both on solo circuits, in an effort of 65 lengths. against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Tonight at Nationals Park, Anderson held the Nationals to three hits in three innings, but two of those hits were doubles from Ryan Zimmerman, the second an RBI hit that drove Trea Turner from second to give the home team a 1-0 lead after Three.
Anderson was 70 throws away after giving up the race in the third, and he had two runners to reach base in the fourth, when Yan Gomes made a single and Jordy Mercer called with a roll in the third on which Luis Urías had. threw off the second, before Mercer beat the baton first. A walk to pinch hitter Josh Bell loaded them up and ended the starter’s exit …
Brett Anderson line: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks, 85 P, 46 S, 6/0 GB / FO.
Don’t run on Yan: Lorenzo Cain was 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts this season before trying to run on Nationals wide receiver Yan Gomes after playing in singles to lead the second inning of the final game of the game.
Gomes had thrown 9 of 20 potential base thieves before Cain’s attempt, and he made 10 of 21 (48%) with a strong second throw that beat the runner in the sack so Jordy Mercer could score him and to take it. the man on the basepaths for starter Jon Lester.
Luis Urías managed to slip a sack on Gomes in the fourth (10 for 22, 45% CS%), but it’s still a pretty good mark.
Bullpen share: Brad Boxberger inherited a one-time starter jam from starter Brett Anderson. Trea Turner stepped in and sent a Grounder down the middle who jumped over the shortstop, Willy Adames, and got into the middle, allowing a run to score. Josh Bell tried to move up to third in the game, but Jordy Mercer had stopped in third, leaving Bell stuck for No.2.
Turner stole second place with Juan Soto, so the Brewers put Soto on, and Ryan Zimmerman then stepped in and lined up (hard) in the middle to leave them loaded, 2-1 Nationals.
Wander Suero came for the Nationals in the fifth and gave up back-to-back hits, a Christian Yelich cross single, which Josh Harrison blew up, allowing Yelich to take second, and an RBI brace by Kolten Wong, 2-2.
Trea Turner made a smooth third-place draw over a short grounder in the next at bat, throwing behind the runner and catching Wong out of the bag, then, with Daniel Hudson for Suero, Turner helped activate a double. smooth play and pirouette. a ground ball Avisaíl García in second place in the next batting, 4-6-3 with a high degree of difficulty.
Brent Suter took over from Milwaukee in the bottom of the fifth and worked around a single to a withdrawal from Starlin Castro to keep him tied.
Hudson returned to the mound in the sixth, with the score still tied, 2-2, and left Lorenzo Cain to start the set, and one out later, Luis Urías doubled up on the left to put the Brewers on a run, 3-2.
After a march towards Travis Shaw, Urías took third place on wild ground and scored on a fly sack in the middle by Jackie Bradley, Jr., 4-2.
Sam Clay came for Hudson with a runner and two out and walked Christian Yelich past Kolten Wong, whose RBI single brought in Travis Shaw.
Willy Adames’ RBI brace on the left was 6-2 before Clay knocked the Nationals out of the start of the sixth.
Devin Williams took over from the visitors late in the sixth and gave up back-to-back singles from Andrew Stevenson and pinch hitter Yadiel Hernández, but Trea Turner flew to the right, Juan Soto K’d on a strike from check-swing three, and Ryan Zimmerman, who K was swinging to end the threat.
Paolo Espino took the lead in seventh for the Nationals and worked around a single and a walk for a scoreless frame.
Eric Yardley gave up a single beating left quarterback by Kyle Schwarber in the Nats’ first at bat of seventh, but he was forced into second place on a short Starlin Castro grounder. Josh Harrison ended up in second for the # 2 out, and Yan Gomes fell quickly 0-2 and ended up in third strength of the set. It’s an envelope.
Final score: 6-2 brewers
Nationals now 21-27