The Nationals got the scoring party started in the 2nd when Brian Goodwin tripled home old friend Stephen Drew. However, the Diamondbacks leveled it through a Jean Segura solo homer in the 4th that also broke up Tanner Roark's perfect game to that point. Segura's 18th homer of the year keeps shattering his previous career high. But remember, we were told he can't hit.
Brandon Drury got an RBI single to take the lead, and then Yasmany Tomas got his 30th dinger of the season to clear the bases to give the Diamondbacks a 5-spot in the inning.
However, in a move designed to keep people from shutting up about the concept of "Shutdown Innings", Bradley loaded up the bases in the next half inning and then walked a run in to make it 5-2. Bradley got the next two to strike out, but Trea Turner got a hit to score two and the score was 5-4. Bradley walked Jayson Werth to load the bases again and that was it for him. Is a 3 and 2/3rds inning start not good? Yes. Are we at a point in the season where it doesn't really seem to matter due to lack of contention and having enough bullpen arms to fill a ska band? Yes as well. Randall Delgado came in and struck out Anthony Rendon to end the threat, so that was fun.
In the 6th inning we entered a rain delay, because it was raining, thus necessitating a delay. The game resumed after a number of minutes that I should have checked and resumed with Paul Goldschmidt singling off of Yusmerio Petit. After Brandon Drury reached on an error, Yasmany Tomas doubled home both to create a score painting of 7-4. Washington catcher Wilson Ramos landed awkwardly trying to catch a high throw on that play and had to leave the game. Chris Owings singled home a run to make it 8-4, and Mitch Haniger delieverd a possible knockout punch in the form of a two-run jack and it was 10-4 good buddy.
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Petit owns us always has always will
Anyway, Petit was lifted for Trevor Gott, who loaded the bases but eventually got out of it, but not before (insert highlight package of that inning here.)
Jean Segura added two more with his second homer of the game and his 19th on the year in the 8th to make the scoreline an easily divisible 12-4. Jake Lamb followed with his 29th dinger of the year and 13-4 is your score. Chris Owings had an RBI groundout in the 9th and in the dreamscape in which the score inhabits, the numbers "14" and "4" appeared, before seeing the visage of long gone lovers, relatives, and reminders of your fleeting existence.
Anyway, the bullpen held from that point to give us that score you saw before.
Anyway. That's it for me on recaps this year. Sweet sweet freedom on Monday nights for the next six months. As a side note, once the season ends I'll be unveiling the final results of the uniform tracker and drawing broad conclusions from it.
More of this tomorrow if you want.