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⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nationals sweep the Reds
The Washington Nats sweep the Reds plus Dylan Crews makes his pro debut.
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, August 7th. My name is Haden Raymer and this is your morning briefing. The Nationals swept another series. Let’s talk about that!
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nats sweep the Reds
On Friday, Patrick Corbin gave up three runs within the first three innings. He settled down though, throwing another 3.1 scoreless innings to end his night. Lane Thomas hit a home run in the sixth to cut the deficit to 3-1. In the eighth, with Thomas on base, Joey Meneses hit a home run to tie the ball game. Jake Alu got the game-winning RBI with a double in the 10th, and the Nats kept adding on runs, finishing the game 6-3. Kyle Finnegan earned the save with a one inning, two strikeout performance.
On Saturday, Joan Adon made a spot start. In this start he went 5.2 innings of being perfect, until the Reds catcher Luke Maile hit a bloop single. A second bloop single and then a three-run home run made his line look worse, but Adon was dominant in this game. The Nationals offense exploded as doubles machine, six players hitting a double, with Keibert Ruiz hitting two. Finnegan finished the game, but did not earn a save in the 7-3 victory.
On Sunday, CJ Abrams and Thomas hit back-to-back home runs on the first two pitches of the game. Abrams got four hits this game and stole two bases. Andres Machado, Jordan Weems, and Finnegan threw on their third consecutive day. Robert Garcia made his Nationals debut, striking out two over two innings. The Nationals won 6-3.
The Nats Report Player of the Series is Adon for his perfect game bid. Many Nats were deserving, which for a team that started the series 17 games below .500, is an amazing thing. The next game starts tonight at 6:40 p.m. and after the game Jeremy Lapidus and I will break it down on In the Clubhouse.
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Down on the Farm
The Rochester Red Wings lost 5-3 to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Luis García went 1-3 in the game, but has played pretty well since being sent down. Jackson Rutledge went 4.2 innings giving up four runs, and did not strike out anyone.
The Harrisburg Senators won 8-4 against the Erie SeaWolves. Trey Lipscomb went 3-5 with a double. He absolutely dominated the SeaWolves this week. Robert Hassell III went 1-4 with a double. Israel Pineda went 1-4 with a double as well. Dustin Saenz went five innings while allowing a run and struck out two.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks lost 3-1 to the Hudson Valley Renegades. Carter Kieboom went 1-2 with two walks. Cortland Lawson went 1-3 with a double. Kevin Made went 1-4. Andrew Alvarez went six innings with five strikeouts while allowing two runs, but earned the loss.
The FredNats won 8-5 against the Salem Red Sox. Dylan Crews went 1-5 with a home run and a stolen base. Andrew Pinckney went 2-4 with a home run and a double. Yohandy Morales went 2-4 with a double and a stolen base. Gavin Dugas went 1-2 with a home run. Just a big showing from a bunch of recent draft picks.
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