⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nats take game one against the New York Yankees
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, August 23rd. My name is Haden Raymer. Last night the Nationals beat the Yankees. Let’s talk about it.
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nationals take game one from the New York Yankees
Last night the Nationals beat the New York Yankees 2-1. The Yankees have now lost their past nine games. The Nationals scored their first run on a Carter Kieboom solo home run, swinging on the first pitch he had seen in the majors since October 3rd, 2021. The Yankees answered with a Ben Rortvedt home run. CJ Abrams hit another solo home run in the eighth to take the lead.
Despite giving up lots of hard contact, Josiah Gray did an excellent job at limiting runs, holding the Yankees to one hit over six innings of work. He struck out four and walked five batters. Mason Thompson, Hunter Harvey, and Kyle Finnegan each pitched a scoreless inning, with the only hit coming off Thompson in the seventh inning.
Congrats to Carter Kieboom for being our player of the game from last night!
You really brought the #Natitude!
Carter Kieboom was our player of the game. Tonight, MacKenzie Gore takes on Luis Severino (2-8, 7.98 ERA) at 7:05 p.m. on MASN.
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Down on the Farm
The Rochester Red Wings beat the Worcester Red Sox 8-7, with all of their runs being scored in the bottom of the ninth. Jacob Young had a hit in his Triple-A debut. Drew Millas went 2-4 with a double. Richie Martin went 2-4 with a home run. Travis Blankenhorn walked it off for the Red Wings with a two-run blast.
The Harrisburg Senators beat the Reading Fightin Phils 5-1 with their new addition Dylan Crews. Crews stole a base, walked twice, got a single, and hit a sac fly. James Wood went 1-4 with a stolen base. Brady House went 2-3 with a walk. Israel Pineda went 1-4 with a double. Trey Lipscomb went 1-3 with two RBIs. DJ Herz went four innings, striking out six, all while not allowing a hit.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks lost 10-3 to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Andrew Pinckney got his first High-A hit and drew a walk. Yohandy Morales drew a walk. Murphy Stehly has continued to rake at this level, going 2-4 and improving his OPS to .890. Jake Bennett started the game, going 2.1 innings and allowed two earned runs.
The FredNats won 6-2 against the Salem Red Sox. Christian Vaquero and Elijah Green both got a hit. Maxwell Romero Jr. walked in three of his plate appearances. Armando Cruz went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Luke Young threw four innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
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