The Nationals got to Robbie Ray early tonight.. Trea "Time" Turner (h/t hotclaws) and Jayson Werth started the game off with back-to-back singles for the Nationals. In addition, a Michael Bourn error on the Werth single let the runners advance to second and third. A ground ball off the bat of Daniel Murphy to shortstop Chris Owings allowed Turner to score. A strike out of Rendon and Wilson Ramos grounding back to Ray ended the inning. 1-0 Nationals
In the bottom of the inning, the Dbacks struck back. Segura singled, Bourn walked, and Goldschmidt singled to load the bases. Of course, you would hope for a crooked number to come out of that situation, but true to form, the Diamondbacks only managed one run. Jake Lamb grounded into what became a run scoring double play after a review of the play at first for the first two outs, and Wellington Castillo struck out to end the threat. Game tied at one.
Arizona took the lead thanks to a rare Yasmany Tomas home run at Chase Field. It didn't last long, though, as Ray gave up an RBI single to Wilmer Difo to tie things back up.
That all changed in the top of the fifth, and it all started with two outs. Murphy singled, and Anthony Rendon walked, bringing Ramos to the plate. He then deposited one in the stands, demolishing the Dbacks lead and giving the Nationals one in the process. Not to be outdone, Chis Heisey hit one of his own to extend the lead. 5-2 Nationals
Other than a Jake Lamb solo home run in the sixth and a final run in the ninth, it just got worse from there. Delgado gave up a solo home run. Daniel Hudson is still broken, giving up three runs tonight. Adam Loewen pitched the ninth, and gets the distinction of being the only Diamondback pitcher to not give up a run, so kudos to him, I guess.
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Winning five bucks on a Powerball ticket: Yasmany Tomas, 13.2%
Losing an arm in a wood chipper: Robbie Ray, -37.2%
Quiet GDT, which, between the game and the fact that for most of it, the majority of Phoenix was stuck in traffic due to traffic, was to be expected. I lead the way with 33 comments, JoeCB1991 and hotclaws (At this point, the recap was interrupted for almost two hours because my neighbors decided to start shooting at each other:D)followed. Joe also got CoTN with this PYW worthy Photoshop
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