Washington Nationals’ lineup for 1st of 3 with the Atlanta Braves

Washington’s Nationals scored two runs early off Philadelphia Phillies’ lefty Bailey Falter, and added one run late, however they dropped the finale in Philly by a ultimate rating of 5-3, going 2 for 8 with runners in scoring place and 9 runners left on base within the two-run loss. The Phils’ bullpen, which needed to cowl 5 innings, gave up simply two hits, a stroll, and one earned run.

“We have been just a bit bit off-balance,” Martinez mentioned after the sport, and his membership’s second L within the three-game collection.

“As soon as once more we had our probabilities early to blow the sport open, we couldn’t do it,” he added.

“I believed rapidly we began chasing just a little bit when the bullpen got here in, and we couldn’t get nothing going after that.”

Martinez pointed to Luis García’s reverse discipline double off Falter within the loss as a vibrant spot, amongst a number of he highlighted, when he spoke concerning the sport, however the 22-year-old left the sport within the seventh. MASN’s broadcast confirmed him wincing and holding his proper facet the at-bat earlier than he exited, however Martinez mentioned it was a abdomen problem for the infielder.

“He’s bought just a little abdomen problem,” Martinez mentioned.

When a reporter famous what was proven on TV, the supervisor mentioned there was no problem apart from the sickness. “No, he began feeling actual sick.”

Since Nelson Cruz simply missed two video games with a abdomen virus, Martinez mentioned it was truly an space of concern.

“I’m nervous that we’re occurring a flight proper now and he’s sick,” the supervisor mentioned earlier than the crew boarded the aircraft to go to Atlanta.

Is García taking part in tonight? Let’s see…