Sunday, June 26, 2016

MLB Recap: Washington Nationals (3) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (2) - 6/26/2016

MLB Recap: Washington Nationals (3) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (2) - Date: 6/26/2016 Tanner Roark pitched seven shutout innings in place of injured ace Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals ended a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Jose Lobaton and Clint Robinson homered for Washington. Lobaton hit his first homer of the season in the seventh off Milwaukee reliever Jacob Barnes (0-1). Robinson hit a two-run shot in the eighth. Roark (7-5) held the Brewers to seven hits and struck out seven while walking just one. Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game with an upper back strain. Shawn Kelley retired four batters for his third save. He gave up a solo home run to pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado with two outs in the ninth. Jonathan Villar then lofted a fly to left that Jayson Werth lost in the sun. Villar ended up on third with a triple. Sco oter Gennett flied out to shallow left to end it, with Werth again fighting the sun but making the catch this time. Washington won despite being seemingly held without a hit into the sixth inning, when Anthony Rendon bounced a single over second base with one out. Sports Handicapping Monitor. The official scorer originally charged Gennett, the Brewers second baseman, with an error on a sharp grounder hit by Ben Revere with two outs in the third. MLB Baseball Handicappers. The play later was ruled a hit. Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson, who is winless in his past five starts, gave up one hit through five innings. Nelson walked three consecutive batters with two outs in the fifth, but retired Bryce Harper on a warning-track drive to center. Harper fired his helmet to the ground after the catch was made. Nelson, who thought he still had a no-hitter intact, was lift ed for a pinch-hitter in the fifth. Nelson walked five batters, including Roark twice. He struck out one while throwing 91 pitches. Aaron Hill had two doubles for the Brewers, who scored their first run on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI groundout in the eighth. Game Fixing. TRAINER'S ROOMNationals: Hot-hitting catcher Wilson Ramos got the day off. Manager Dusty Baker said he wanted to rest Ramos, who had six hits in 10 at-bats in the first two games of the series. Brewers: Ryan Braun, who was hit on the left foot by a pitch on Saturday, legged out an infield hit and a triple on Sunday. UP NEXTNationals: Washington begins a 10-game homestand on Monday with a three-game series against the New York Mets. Free MLB Baseball Picks. The team has yet to name a starter for the series opener. Brewers: Chase Anderson (4-7, 5.13 ERA) will take the mound as the Brewers open a three-game series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Anderson is 1-2 with a 5.05 ERA in seven starts against the Dodgers.