Nats lose to Phillies 6-1; Flores still part of the plan

Several Gaffes Equal One RunThe Post
Nothing goes right for NatsThe Wash. Times
Another ugly game for the Nationals in Philadelphia last night. Four baserunners were thrown out last night. If you are wondering how a team with the fifth best batting average in the league has the worst record, that’s one of the reasons. Surprise bunts did not help either.

Livan Hernandez pitched six innings of two run ball, before yielding to the bullpen. Three pitchers combined to give up four earned runs from a Jason Werth grand slam off of Jason Bergmann that ended any notion of the Nats finding a way to beat the Phillies. Washington ended a 21 inning scoreless streak in the ninth.

The Phillies have won 14 of 17 games against the Nats this year.

Flores’s Shoulder Injury Raises More QuestionsThe Post
Rizzo still sees Flores as Nats’ long-term catcherThe Wash. Times
Despite another significant injury, Jesus Flores is still seen as the catcher of the future by GM Mike Rizzo. Flores is looking at 3 to 6 months of recover time following surgery for a torn labrum.

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