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Snake Bytes 8/3: Downed in the 5th Again

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With two out in the fifth, Robbie Ray scuffled again and the bullepn didn’t help matters.

Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Nationals 10, Diamondbacks 4

Robbie Ray ran into difficulties with two out in the fifth inning and Daniel Hudson had another performance to forget. Meanwhile Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb continued to be excellent, but not enough in themselves to overcome the team’s continued pitching woes, which led to yet another home loss.

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