Nats Lose Again, Lineup To Change

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cardinals 2, Nationals 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cardinals 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Well...the Nationals lost again.  The pattern is getting repetitive   Whenever the Nats play a decent team, they can't seem to generate any offense on a consistant basis.  On Tuesday night at Nats Park the Cards defeated the Nats 2-0 after the Nats failed to score a run.  You won't believe the stats the Nats have been putting up in losses this year.

The Nationals have now lost 10 games.  In those losses they have scored a total of 13 runs.  13 runs in 10 games!  Not good.  And in those games the Nats are averaging less than 6 hits per game.  They have 23 homers...and just 3 in the losses.  When they don't hit homers, they don't win.

Adam Wainwright tried to complete game the Nats, but was knocked out of the game with one out in the 9th.  After giving up a double to Bryce Harper, he struckout Adam LaRoche before he was removed.  LaRoche was 0-4 with 4 strikeouts and has struck out in 6 straight games, amassing 12 strikeouts.  Last time I checked striking out 2x per game is not good.

The Nats 4 hits were 2 from Bryce Harper, 1 from Kurt Suzuki, and 1 from Lombardozzi.  Those three have been the most consistant offensive players as of late.  Tomorrow expect Lombardozzi to be moved into the starting lineup.

Ross Detwiler had another quality start, making through 6 innings.  He gave up 8 hits and just 2 runs, but the Nats pitchers are going to have to give up 0 runs if the Nats expect to win.

TOP PERFORMER:  Bryce Harper (2 of the Nats 4 Hits)
LOSERS: Everybody

Businessman's special tomorrow afternoon to try to salvage a game.  Davey says the lineup is going to change.  We'll see who gets benched.

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