Following the Nationals’ 13-6 win over the Astros on Saturday, Washington’s offense was shut out in an 8-0 loss to Houston on Sunday (by which they went 0 for five with runners in scoring place). Nats’ hitters put up two runs on 5 hits of their 8-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Monday, (going 2 for 9 w/ RISP), and one run on seven hits of their 5-1 loss to their NL East rivals final night time (0 for five w/ RISP).
Juan Soto, batting second, went 1 for 3 with a stroll and a couple of LOB in Tuesday’s loss.
Josh Bell went 0 for two with a stroll and one left on.
Nelson Cruz was 0 for 4 with 3 Ks and 4 left on base within the membership’s third consecutive loss.
In the event that they’re going to keep away from a sweep by the hands of the Marlins, supervisor Davey Martinez mentioned, their massive bats have to select it up.
“We received to get our massive boys to drive in some runs,” Martinez instructed reporters after the Nats fell to 12-26 general on the season. “We had alternatives once more right this moment, we couldn’t get it performed. When these guys hit we’re going to be in nice form. We received to get these guys to drive in runs for us.”
Even when the offense picks up, the Nationals have to play cleaner baseball as properly. With three errors final night time, two on one other circus-y or little league-type show within the seventh, they’re as much as a serious league-leading 32 errors general as a group.
“For me it’s about addressing the problem day by day. We handle all the problems day by day,” the supervisor mentioned.
“I sit with the fellows, I speak to them day by day and handle it, and hopefully we get higher. Like I mentioned, we received some younger guys which are studying and are getting higher, and we received some veteran guys that simply have to carry out slightly bit higher, actually, if you concentrate on it. And I believe that’s going to return. I actually do. So, I’ve mentioned this earlier than, you see indicators of us possibly breaking out someday, and also you assume that the following day — however we received to begin, one, like I mentioned, driving in runs, and simply making issues occur. Staying optimistic and making issues occur, that’s all we will do.
“That’s the one approach we’re going to get out of this, is that we keep optimistic, and we pull for each other and we attempt to go 1-0 day by day.”
They’ll should go 1-0 right this moment to keep away from getting swept in loanDepot park.