Just to get it out of the way so everyone can scream and get it out of their systems, today’s game is only available on Facebook. That’s the only way to watch. Get over it.
Washington and Atlanta are set to play the finale of their four-game set in D.C. at 1:05 PM EDT, with the Nationals trying for a split after the Braves took two of the first three in D.C.
Last night’s loss was particularly frustrating for Davey Martinez and his squad.
“We left  guys on base,” Martinez said, “we got some hits, we got 10 hits, but we couldn’t get that big hit. It was just a rough day. We’ve got to come back tomorrow fired up, and we’ve got an early game, come back tomorrow and play baseball. We’ve got Gio [Gonzalez] going and hopefully he keeps us in the game and we scores some runs. We’re swinging the bats well, we’ve got to knock some runs in.”
“We had [Braves’ starter Mike Foltynewicz] on the ropes, we just couldn’t — we scored one run, but we couldn’t score a bunch,” the first-year skipper said, after the Nationals left the bases loaded twice, once in the first, and then again in the sixth, and went 1 for 16 overall with runners in scoring position on the night.
“It would have been nice to get two or three that inning, and then we did it once again, couldn’t score, and like I said, we left  guys on base, but they were fired up, we had some pretty good at bats early, just couldn’t get any runs.”
To add the frustration, Bryce Harper got hit again, in the right leg again, like he did during the series with the Cincinnati Reds last weekend.
“Same spot as it did the last time,” Martinez said, though he told reporters he thought Harper would be available today.
“He actually told me he was fine already, but we’ll see, he’s going to be sore, so I just told him let me know how you feel tomorrow morning.”
UPDATED: Harper was scratched after he was initiallly in the lineup.