Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series opener with the New York Mets in D.C.

Davey Martinez and Co. had been three outs away from a collection win in Angel Stadium and a 5-5 street journey by San Francisco, Colorado, and Anaheim, however a walk-off loss within the finale of the three-game set with the LA Angels left the membership 4-6 on the journey, 7-9 on the street thus far in 2022, and 10-20 total on the season.

Would have been good to go residence from the West Coast with a win, but it surely didn’t work out for Washington’s Nationals.

“Clearly it’s irritating to lose a recreation like that,” Martinez mentioned after Tanner Rainey’s blown save and loss within the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon. “However you recognize what, we acquired a time without work tomorrow and we’ve acquired to come back again and play one other superb staff in New York, and we’ve acquired to be prepared for Tuesday.”

Tonight, the Nationals begin a three-game set with the NL East main Mets, who’ve received 6 of their final 10 and are 20-10 total, with a 6.0 recreation lead within the division at the beginning of their matchup with their divisional rivals within the nation’s capital, the place they took 3 of 4 in April within the season opening collection.

The Nationals had alternatives to complete off the Angels earlier than they blew the late lead within the finale within the Halos’ residence, however they went 3 for 13 with runners in scoring place total, and left eight males on, and all 11 of their hits on the day had been singles, however Martinez pointed to the cases the place they put a runner on third with one out and scored however didn’t blow it open when requested in regards to the loss.

“The couple instances we acquired guys on third base with lower than two outs, that to me, I imply, we acquired to maneuver the baseball there and get these guys in,” he mentioned.

“We rating these two runs, it’s a distinct ninth inning.

“So, we simply acquired to deal with simply transferring the baseball in these conditions and drive the blokes in.”

Will the Nationals carry the offense they discovered at instances on the street journey again to Nationals Park? We’ll discover out tonight.


NOTES: The Nationals additionally introduced the next roster strikes this afternoon:

· Chosen the contract of right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr.

· Optioned right-handed pitcher Andres Machado to Triple-A Rochester

· Transferred right-handed pitcher Mason Thompson to the 60-day Injured Checklist