⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nats beat Astros in series finale
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, June 16, 2023. My name is Haden Raymer and this is your morning briefing. Today’s top story is the Nationals avoiding the sweep in their first extra-innings game this season.
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nationals avoid being swept by reigning champs
It took nine innings for either team to score in last night’s game. Keibert Ruiz broke up the scoreless streak with a leadoff homer in the top of the ninth. The Astros responded with a Kyle Tucker leadoff double and a two out, 2-2 count single from Yainer Diaz to drive Tucker in.
In the 10th inning the Nats singled, walked, and got hit by a pitch to score three runs. This time the Astros didn’t have a response and Carl Edwards Jr. earned the save.
The Nats then have to hurry home to take on the Miami Marlins at 7:05 p.m. on MASN.
Ruiz is your Nats Report Player of the Game with his 3-5 performance, including a home run and two RBIs.
The Return of Inside the Clubhouse
Jeremy Lapidus and I are hosting the second live episode of Inside the Clubhouse with the Nats Report at 2:30 p.m. We will cover the Astros series and the upcoming Marlins series. You can watch here.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Down on the Farm
The Rochester Red Wings swept the doubleheader 6-3 and 8-7. Jake Noll homered in game one and Travis Blankenhorn in game two. Sean Doolittle had a rough outing, allowing two earned runs over an inning.
The Harrisburg Senators stopped their skid, beating the Erie SeaWolves 4-2. James Wood doubled and Jackson Rutledge allowed two earned runs over seven innings, walking three and striking out six.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks lost 8-5 to the Jersey BlueClaws. Jared McKenzie, Jeremy De La Rose, and Brady House all doubled. TJ White had a triple.
The FredNats struggles continue with a 7-3 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Elijah Green struck out twice and got a hit.