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Twitter reacts to Trea Turner’s injury; Nationals’ bullpen struggles

Thursday was not a good day for the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t a pretty Thursday afternoon for the Washington Nationals and its fans.

Starting pitcher Joe Ross saw his solid outing go to waste when the bullpen (Blake Treinen} allowed the Chicago Cubs to score three runs in the ninth inning and leave Nationals Park with a 5-4 victory.

In addition to that, shortstop Trea Turner, who racked up seven stolen bases during the four game series, broke his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch, which will lead to him spending time on the Disabled List.

Turner’s injury was first reported by Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes:

Janes later tweeted that Syracuse Chiefs shortstop Adrian Sanchez was taken out of the lineup during a game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders:

Twitter reacts to Turner’s heartbreaking injury:

Turner has a .279 batting average with seven home runs and 32 RBI with 35 stolen bases. Turner recorded 22 stolen bases in June.

Twitter also reacted to another collapse by the Nationals’ bullpen.

It’s the sixth time in 79 games that the Nationals lost after having a lead in the eighth inning.

With Koda Glover dealing with a shoulder injury and there is still no clear cut solution for the closer situation, it looks like General Manager Mike Rizzo has to start making some more calls to other teams for help...