Washington Nationals swept by Atlanta, 8-2 final tonight; Braves win 14th straight…


Fedde vs the Braves:

Erick Fedde earned his fourth curly-W of the season (4-4) with 5 23 innings of labor on the mound in an 11-5 win over the Brewers final Friday evening in Nationals Park, during which the 29-year-old starter allowed 4 hits, three walks, and three runs.

“Fedde, as soon as once more stored us within the sport, and I assumed on the finish there he obtained slightly drained, he’s as much as 90-something pitches,” Martinez mentioned after Fedde’s 98-pitch outing.

Fedde completed the sport with a 4.87 ERA, a 4.56 FIP, 28 walks, 47 Ks, and a .270/.348/.410 line towards in 12 begins and 57 13 IP on the season.

Taking up Atlanta for the primary time in 2022, Fedde labored round a one-out single, in a 17-pitch first, however Marcell Ozuna lined a 1-0 cutter to left for a leadoff double within the first at-bat of the second, took third on a fly to heart area by William Contreras, and scored on a two-out grounder to 3rd base Maikel Franco obtained a glove on however couldn’t accumulate (and certain wouldn’t have had a play on even when he had), 1-0 Braves.

Fedde retired the facet so as within the third, after which he was as much as 58 pitches, however a one-out single and stroll and two-out free cross loaded the bases with Braves within the fourth, and Michael Harris II hit a two-run single to left to make it a 3-0 lead for the guests.

Fedde was nonetheless on the mound within the sixth, at 98 pitches general, with the rating 3-1 at that time, and he picked up one other strikeout, however a one-out stroll ended his outing…

Erick Fedde’s Line: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks, 111 P, 64 S, 5/5 GO/FO.

I Know You Strider:

Following 11 appearances out of the bullpen for Atlanta during which he put up a 2.22 ERA, a 1.46 FIP, 11 walks, 37 Ks, and a .167/.263/.214 line towards in 24 13 IP, Spencer Strider moved to the Braves’ rotation on Could thirtieth, and in three begins earlier than tonight’s outing in Washington, D.C., the 23-year-old, 2020 4th Spherical choose had a 2.57 ERA, 2.93 FIP, eight walks, 20 Ks, and an actual stingy .192/.300/.269 line towards in 14 IP.

“He took that subsequent step towards the place we would like him to be,” Braves’ supervisor Brian Snitker advised reporters, as quoted on MLB.com, after he tossed 5 23 scoreless the final day out in Atlanta’s Truist Park.

Tonight in Nationals Park, the hard-throwing right-hander (who averages 98.3 MPH along with his fastball, which he throws 71.2% of the time) averaged 99.4 MPH with the 9 fastballs he threw in a 12-pitch, 1-2-3 1st during which he struck out two of the three batters he confronted.

Strider struck out all three batters in a 1-2-3 second, for five of 6 set down by way of Okay in two fast, scoreless frames (during which he threw 71% fastballs and averaged 99.2 MPH general).

A two-out error and free cross put two runners on within the Nats’ third, however Strider stranded each in a 23-pitch body, then got here again out within the fourth, and picked up two extra Ks, making it eight complete from 14 batters confronted, and he was as much as 69 complete with no hits for the house group by way of the primary 4 innings.

Strider obtained two extra outs within the fifth, earlier than Luis García obtained maintain of a 98 MPH 3-1 fastball he hit 420 toes to proper area for a solo shot and the Nationals’ first hit of the sport, 3-1 Braves.

Strider gave up a leadoff stroll by Lane Thomas within the sixth, however retired two batters earlier than the Braves went to the pen with the starter as much as 106 pitches and 11 Ks general…

Spencer Strider’s Line: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 Ks, 1 HR, 106 P, 71 S, 4/0 GO/FO.

Bullpen Motion:

Steve Cishek got here on for the Nationals with a runner on and one out within the sixth, and he gave up a single by Orlando Arcia on a grounder up the center, earlier than he struck Michael Harris II out and popped Ronald Acuña, Jr. up for out No. 3.

Veteran reliever Jesse Chavez took over for the Braves with a runner (Lane Thomas) on first and two outs within the Nats’ sixth, and he walked Josh Bell earlier than giving up a 2-out RBI hit off Keibert Ruiz’s bat, 3-2, earlier than he obtained out of the inning.

Cishek walked Dansby Swanson to begin the seventh, then surrendered a 441-foot, two-run residence run to left-center off Austin Riley’s bat, because the Braves’ third baseman’s seventeenth of ‘22 put the guests up 5-2. Carl Edwards, Jr. took over with a runner on and two out and struck out Adam Duvall to finish the highest of the inning.

Victor Robles singled off Chavez with two down within the Nats’ seventh, however overran second base on a grounder to Orlando Arcia within the subsequent at-bat, and was thrown out as Arcia had bother fielding it cleanly, then rotated and tossed it second for out No. 3 on an actual TOOTBLAN-y play by the Nationals’ outfielder.

Arcia stepped to the plate within the high of the eighth, and homered to place the Braves up 6-2.

Austin Riley’s second of the sport went out to left and the two-run blast off Edwards, Jr. made it an 8-2 sport within the Braves’ favor.

Nationals now 23-42

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