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⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nationals drop weekend series to Cardinals
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, July 17, 2023. I am Haden Raymer and this is your morning briefing. Today’s main story is the Nationals losing the weekend series to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nats drop series to the St. Louis Cardinals
Over the weekend the Nationals played a three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Game one was postponed in the bottom of the third thanks to a rain delay. All game the Cardinals answered back to the Nats offense until the top of the 10th when the Nats took the lead and then secured the win 7-5. Joey Meneses had the only extra-base hit for the Nats, a double. CJ Abrams continued to create chaos on the base paths, stealing two bases to go along with two singles.
The Nats failed to win the other two games, losing them 9-6 and 8-4 respectively. Alex Call and Abrams both homered in game two. Dom Smith hit two doubles. Michael Chavis, Lane Thomas, and Ildemaro Vargas all hit a double as well. Keibert Ruiz homered in yesterday’s game. Abrams continued to hit, going 2-4 with a double and triple. Dom Smith also doubled.
CJ Abrams is the Nats Report Player of the Series thanks to his much improved play since moving up to the leadoff spot. The next game is
Down on the Farm
The Red Wings lost 8-2 to the Syracuse Mets. Blake Rutherford keeps showing why he deserves a promotion, going 1-4 with a stolen base.
The Harrisburg Senators won 4-0 against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Trey Lipscomb went 2-4 with a double. Mitchell Parker threw seven innings, striking out eight in what was one of his best starts in his pro career.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks won 2-1 over the Aberdeen IronBirds. Andry Lara there five solid innings. Jeremy De La Rosa went 1-4 with a home run.
The FredNats won 4-3 over the Lynchburg Hillcats. Catcher Maxwell Romero Jr. went 1-2 with a home run and two walks.