Four-game win streak cut short by the Jays

After taking two from the Yankees and two from the Blue Jays, the Nationals’ win streak came to an end Sunday as they fell to the Blue Jays, 9-4, in the series finale. Starter Shairon Martis struggled from the start, giving up four runs in the first inning before leaving after five innings. The offense did not help its cause, stranding 10 runners including a bases loaded situation with one out in the fifth. Prior to this game, the Nats pitchers had a 1.31 ERA during the four-game win streak.

“The whole week, we were willieharris.jpgcarried by our pitching and our defense,” said Manager Manny Acta. “We need our hitting to come around. If you look at the board, we had 12 hits. That is not offense. Hits don’t win ballgames. Hits with runners in scoring position win ballgames, and we haven’t been able to do that lately.

In other Nationals’ News:

– New Closer Mike MacDougal is settling into his role with his new team.

– Broadcaster Rob Dibble talks about his experiences covering Nationals

– Infielder Alberto Gonzalez is making his case on the field to become a
regular starter.

– A talk with head groundskeeper John Royse.

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