About 75%, it would appear, as that's the third time in this four-game series it happened. Wade Miley wobbled in and out of trouble, but the bottom line is, he worked 6.2 scoreless innings - Matt Stites then bailed him out with the bases loaded. Oliver Perez worked a scoreless eighth, but a one-out single in the ninth brought in Evan Marshall. The runner stole second and when the corner infield of Jordan Pacheco and Mark Trumbo combined for an error, the Nationals were able to throw around the Kool-Aid yet again.
The offense... Wasn't. We managed four hits, Alfredo Marte reaching twice on a hit and a walk, but can hardly be accused of wasting a large number of chances, having only three at-bats with a runner in scoring position all day. Needless to say, we came up empty, and completed the road-trip with a total of just 21 runs .We have only had a less productive 10-game span once in franchise history, back in July/August of 2003. It's going to be a long six weeks until the merciful end of the season, folks. soco will be along with a more detailed recap of this latest defeat in due course. If he can be bothered.