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Dbacks 1, Nationals 2

Another day, another quiet offensive outing. It is somewhat to be expected when you’re facing off against Stephen Strasburg, but they did have their chances and didn’t make much of them. The one that hurt the most had to be when they loaded the bases in the first inning with one out, and weren’t able to do anything with it. The only run they did manage came off the bat of, who else, AJ Pollock in the third inning.

On the other side of the equation, you couldn’t have expected anything different from starter Troy Scribner. 3.2 innings, 4 hits, 6 walks, 4 strike outs. As many base runners as he allowed, only two of them scored, so I’ll call it a wash.

Jorge De La Rosa finished the fourth, and TJ McFarland pitched three innings after that. He ran into some trouble, but thanks to a couple plays at the plate kept the score at a one run deficit. Chafin pitched a clean ninth, and that’s how thr Dbacks streak of not losing series ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper.