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The Nationals win the first two games of the series but drop the final two.
The Nationals offense exploded in the first game, winning the game 16-4. Trea Turner went 3/5, Astrúbal Cabrera went 4/4, and Soto went 3/4 with a 463-foot home run, the longest of his career. Patrick Corbin got his second win of the season, pitching 6 innings with 4 strikeouts, and 1 earned run.
The Nationals won game 2, by a score of 2-1. Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run; a Victor Robles RBI single. Max Scherzer, coming off of an injury, had a gutsy performance. Pitching 6 innings with 7 strikeouts, and 1 earned run.
The Nationals lost game 3 by a score of 11-6. Aníbal Sánchez gave up 6 hits and runs in 2.2 innings pitched. The only highlight of this game was Juan Soto. Soto hit a 466-foot home run in the top of the first. That bomb was his longest home run of his career, after he just hit a 463-foot home run the night before. He went 3/4 with 2 runs, 4 RBI and 2 home runs on the night.
The Nationals lost game 4 by a score of 8-2. Austin Voth pitched 4 innings, and had 2 strikeouts, and 3 earned runs. Steven Strasburg who was sitting in the stands, was ejected during the game for arguing balls and strikes. Javy Guerra came in and let up 3 hits and 1 run, in 1 inning pitched. Seth Romero made his first appearance since 2018, after Tommy John surgery. He had 4 strikeouts but let up a grand slam in 1.2 innings pitched. He had solid stuff but made some rookie mistakes. Juan Soto hit another home run, his third in less than 24 hours. The Nationals just couldn’t overcome the grand slam.
The Nationals continue their suspended game against the Baltimore Orioles, at 5:05 P.M. tomorrow.