The Nats' bullpen fell apart against the Cardinals last night in a 9-4 lost. The Nats had fought back and took a 4-3 lead in the 6th inning, but it went down hill from that point. The Cardinals scored one run in the 7th inning and 5 more in the 9th to win the ball game.
The pitching was the major problem. The Nats' starter Daniel Cabrera had a fair performance in which he threw 4 wild pitches and gave up three runs in his 6 innings of work. The bullpen was a complete failure with Mike Hinckley, Logan Kensing, Kip Wells, Julian Tavarez and Joel Hanrahan pitching ineffectively in their 3 innings of work. Kensing had a blown save and Tavarez took the lost.
The Nats' offense was lead by Ryan Zimmerman's homer and Jesus Flores' two hits. Zimmerman had two RBI and Flores had one. Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 19 games.
Last's night box score is the following:
The Nats drop to 5-16 and continue to be in last place of NL East.
Tonight's home game has the Nats' pitching Jordan Zimmermann taking on the Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer at 7:05pm.