7 months Nats blow another lead behind Scherzer Manilatimes |Sports
WASHINGTON: This time, the Nationals beleaguered bullpen wasn’t alone in blowing yet another lead. José Ureña pitched seven solid innings, Washington again fell apart late behind ace Max Scherzer and the Miami Marlins beat the Nationals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. After Scherzer went six innings and left leading 2-1, Tanner Rainey allowed the tying run in the seventh for the Nationals’ 11th blown save, matching the Chicago Cubs for most in the majors.Advertisements
Kyle Barraclough (1-2) then allowed Miguel Rojas’ go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth. The bullpen blues weren’t helped by shoddy defense. First ... more