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⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: Nats take series over Red Sox
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, August 18th. My name is Haden Raymer. The Nationals beat the Red Sox last night. Let’s talk about it.
Sorry for the delay in today’s briefing as it has now become the Afternoon Briefing.
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Nationals take game three against the Red Sox
The Nationals took a gigantic lead over the Red Sox in the fifth and sixth innings against the Red Sox yesterday. By the end of the sixth inning, the Nationals were up 9-1 over Boston. After six runs given up by Robert Garcia in the seventh, the game came to 9-7.
Outside of Robert Garcia, the Nationals pitching looked excellent in their 10-7 victory. Patrick Corbin threw six innings of one-run ball while striking out six. Hunter Harvey continues to show that he can be a setup man of the future for the Nationals. Kyle Finnegan has been one of the more dominant relievers at preventing runs, and since June he ranks, fourth in ERA of relievers that qualify.
The Nationals offense got 10 hits and drew five walks, with Keibert Ruiz, Riley Adams, and Stone Garrett all hitting a double, and Joey Meneses with two. Jeter Downs excelled in his start at shortstop, drawing two walks, getting a single, and stealing a base. CJ Abrams was supposed to have a day off, but still stole two bases.
Tonight the Nationals take on the Phillies yet again, taking on Michael Lorenzen, who no-hit the team in his last start. The Phillies have had the upper hand against the Nats this season, but hopefully, the Nationals can stay hot and improve upon their 4-6 record against the Phillies.
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Down on the Farm
The Rochester Red Wings lost 7-1 against the Buffalo Bison. Carter Kieboom, Luis Garcia, Darren Baker, and Cody Wilson recorded the only hits. Drew Millas drew two walks.
The Harrisburg Senators lost 7-6 against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Trey Lipscomb went 3-5 with two doubles. Jacob Young, Brady House, and Israel Pineda each recorded a hit. Dustin Saenz threw two scoreless innings. Mason Thompson threw an inning with one strikeout in a rehab appearance.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks won 7-6 against the Aberdeen IronBirds. Jeremy De La Rosa went 2-2 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base. Daylen Lile went 1-4 with a walk. Kevin Made hit a double. Will Frizzell hit a home run and had two walks. Carl Edwards Jr. threw one inning, allowing no earned runs.
The FredNats won against the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3. Yohandy Morales went 2-4. Andrew Pinckney hit a double. Marcus Brown went 2-2.
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