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⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nationals drop second game of the series
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, July 5th. My name is Haden Raymer and this is your morning briefing. Today’s top story is the Nationals dropping game two to the Reds.
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nats lose game two to the Cincinnati Reds
In yesterday’s early morning start the Nationals fell 8-4. Jonathan India hit two home runs and Elly De La Cruz went 4-4. It’s hard to beat that. CJ Abrams did his best to provide run support, going 2-3 with two doubles and a walk, while also scoring twice.
Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs over five innings, including two home runs. Cory Abbott allowed two more earned runs over three innings.
CJ Abrams is your Nats Report Player of the Game for his 2-3 performance. The next game begins at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.
Alex Call gets a call
According to reports from Alexcallstat and TalkNats, Alex Call has been promoted back to the big league roster. This comes after Derek Hill struggled mightily in his Nationals debut, hitting .170/.220/.191 in 50 plate appearances.
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Down on the Farm
The Rochester Red Wings won 4-2 against the Buffalo Bison. Travis Blankenhorn stays hot, going 2-4. Jake Noll went 3-4 with a home run. Jackson Rutledge made his first home start in Triple-A, going 5.1 innings, striking out one and allowing no earned runs.
The Harrisburg Senators lost 4-3 to the Akron RubberDucks. Only Trey Lipscomb and Frankie Tostado recorded hits, though the Senators drew seven walks as a team.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks lost 6-4 to the Brooklyn Cyclones. Darren Baker went 3-5. T.J. White went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Kyle Luckham threw a gem, striking out six while only allowing one run over six innings.
The FredNats won 7-6 to the Delmarva Shorebirds. Roismar Quintana went 2-4 with a double, while Paul Witt went 4-5 with a double. Daylen Lile hit a home run. Luke Young struck out six over five innings while not allowing a run.
Around Major League Baseball
Some All-Star alternates were announced via MLB.com
ICYMI: Josiah Gray named to NL All-Star team via The Nats Report
Meneses finds his stride in No. 5 spot via MLB.com
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