The formula of catch up is not working for the Nats. The Nats first came back from a 4-3 deficit to tie the game,4-4, in the fifth on Elijah Dukes first homer of the year. The Nats gave up five runs in the 7th and 8th innings combined only to lose 9-8 despite Adam Dunn's and Ryan Zimmerman's homers.
The pitchers of Daniel Cabrera, Saul Rivera, and Wil Ledezma gave up the Nats nine runs. The pitchers of Julian Tavarez, Mike Hinckley and Joe Biemel did not surrender a run.
The offense did have a great day. Cristen Guzman lead the team with five hits! Guzman, Dukes, Dunn and Zimmerman each had two RBI apiece.
Today's box scores is the following:
The Nats dropped to 0-7 and are still cellar dwellers in the National League East.
The Nats next game is against the Phillies on Wednesday at Nationals Park. The game is at 7:05pm. Shairon Martis will take on the Phillies' Joe Blanton.