The Nats pitching was sub par today against the D-Backs. Scott Olsen only pitched 4 1/3 innings because of a liner he took off his body in the fifth. But Olsen was not very effective today by giving up 5 runs. The Nats bullpen did not fair much better. Logan Kesing took the lost by giving up four runs in 2/3 of an inning. Julian Taveraz giving up a run in his one inning of work.
The offense was red hot today, but eight runs was not enough for the Nats. The Nats pounded out 13 hits today! Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham both had two homers apiece. Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman both had 3 hits a piece. Willingham, Willie Harris and Wil Nieves all added two hits apiece. Dunn also lead the team in RBI with 3. Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 28 games.
Today's box score is the following:
The Nats drop to 10-19 and stay in cellar of the NL East.
The Nats travel to San Fran tomorrow as they take on the Giants as Daniel Cabrera takes on the Giants' Randy Johnson at 10:15pm