Washington Nationals’ lineup for 1st of 4 with the Atlanta Braves in D.C.


Luis García drove in a run with a bases loaded sac fly within the fifth inning of the primary sport of yesterday’s doubleheader, however the run was the one one the Washington Nationals obtained from a bases loaded, no-out alternative.

A 3-run house run by Juan Soto within the ninth made it a 6-4 sport within the Seattle Mariners’ favor, and the Nationals fell quick in the long run, taking a fifth-straight loss, going 2 for 8 with males in scoring place and 9 left on base within the first sport.

“We fell behind early, and our offense as we speak — we stranded too many runners on base,” Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez informed reporters between the 2 video games within the nation’s capital. “So, we obtained to begin driving in some runs, and as soon as we do this we’ll be advantageous, however we’re leaving means too many runners on base.”

His message for the offense going into the nightcap of the dual invoice?

“For me it’s not attempting to do an excessive amount of,” he added. “Actually. Simply go up there, and as you possibly can see, when Juan will get pitched to, that was an superior swing, little or no motion, obtained his palms to the baseball, and does what he does, and drives the ball to left-center discipline.

“I imply, as a complete, we obtained to not attempt to do an excessive amount of. We simply go up there, we’re urgent, attempting to attain runs.”

“As soon as once more, we fall behind early,” Martinez mentioned in attempting to clarify what’s not working, “… after which everyone’s attempting to do an excessive amount of. We simply want to simply calm down and simply do the little issues. Like I mentioned, simply attempt to keep up the center. And simply — don’t attempt to drive in three or 4, simply drive in a single. And let’s go along with that first.”

They didn’t generate many alternatives in a 2-1 loss within the second sport in D.C., going 0 for 3 with runners in scoring place and 6 left on base, with Soto’s second house run of the day and nineteenth of the season accounting for the Nationals’ solely run of their sixth loss in a row.

Martinez used his backup catcher, Keibert Ruiz, within the second sport, for a bases-loaded, two-out pinch hit alternative within the seventh, however he Ok’d swinging, and Soto’s homer within the ninth ended up as their solely run scored within the loss.

“We’re not scoring runs, so we obtained to attempt to create one thing. We obtained to attempt to combine issues up,” Martinez mentioned of the strikes he made to attempt to spark one thing.

Will he attempt to combine issues up for the collection opener with the Braves after dropping 4 straight in Atlanta on the final street journey?

Additionally: Aníbal Sánchez is pitching tonight.

HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR THE OPENER WITH THE BRAVES:

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