Gio Gonzalez allowed just one hit in eight innings, and Denard Span and Danny Espinosa drove in three runs each to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds send the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first homer of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
Forget about it. That’s the only thing the Nationals could do after absorbing their worst loss since they returned to Washington in 2005. The Cincinnati Reds hit six homers — two each by Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart and a pinch grand slam by Xavier Paul — while pulling away to a 15-0 win on Friday night.
Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.
The prelude to the final days of the regular season carried a lot of confusion as it pertained to the Nationals playoff seed and opponent. As teams race for home today in the schedule, trying to understand what just happened and what it all means can be jarring.
Edwin Jackson threw a two-hitter for his fifth career complete game and Adam LaRoche added to his unusually strong start with a tiebreaking two-run double Saturday, helping the Washington Nationals win their fifth game in a row, 4-1 over the Cincinnati Reds.
Other than the year the Nationals made their debut in Washington, this may be their most highly anticipated home opener to date.
The Nationals drop their sixth straight after losing on a walk-off homer by the Reds Joey Votto in the 14 inning.
Spurned by poor defense, Nationals drop another to Cincinnati, losing 6-3.
Nationals’ Chien-Ming Wang continued his comeback putting in a solid 6 innings, but was let down by his bullpen.