The Nationals were holding their own against the Bronx Bommers in New York last night, leading the Yankees 3-2 going into the seventh inning.
As usual however, the Nats figured out how to lose. An Elijah Dukes misplayed fly ball, and a Mark Teixiera homer found the Nationals trailing again as they went on to lost 5-3.
-Starting pitcher Shairon Martis put up another good start last night. The righty pitched six strong innings, allowed four hits and only one earned run.
Once again for Martis, his main pitfall was his control as he allowed five walks. This time he didn’t get punished for all the runners he had on base, however that is how Martis usually gets into trouble.
-Anderson Hernandez was the only Nationals batter who produced last night in a true hitters park. The slap hitting second basemen went two for three with a double and a homer, he drove in all three Nationals runs. The home run was only the second of Hernandez’s career 327 at bats.
-The Yankees left 15 on base, the Nationals only left 5