Nats’ Cold Streak Continues

Nats Lose Again, 6-1 to Detroit

After winning eight of eleven to start the Spring, the Nats have turned off one faucet in favor of the other, losing their seventh straight today by a 6-1 count to the Detroit Tigers.

Tom Gorzelanny ended the string of poor starts from the starts, turning in a mediocre performance with two runs allowed over five inning, both coming on a third-inning HR on another breezy day in Viera. The bullpen struggled again as none of the three that followed — Todd Coffey, Drew Storen, & Tyler Clippard — were dominant.

None of this mattered much as the Nats offense, which managed to outhit the Tigers 12-10, couldn’t score unless they hit the ball over the wall (Matt Stairs, 7th) and stranded 10 baserunners, while the defense committed four errors, including errors by Danny Espinosa and Wilson Ramos.

Your prospect roundup…

  • Ramos went 1-for-3 with a strikeout
  • Espinosa grounded into a double play in his lone at-bat
  • Tyler Moore followed Adam LaRoche on defense and had an assist

The Nats are now 10-12 and have afternoon games the next two days (at St Louis, vs. Houston) before an off day on Wednesday.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

9 thoughts on “Nats’ Cold Streak Continues”

  1. What a debacle. Just like they have been so many times the past four years they were simply awful in all phases of the game. It only took one week for all of the optimism generated by the great start to fade completely. 🙁

  2. The only thing I worry about in spring training is the throwing errors. The batters may be working on different things. The pitchers may be trying different pitches. The infields at spring training are not the best. Wait until they get back to Washington, to get overly worried.

    1. Like I’ve been saying, all the good news this year will be coming from the farm. Can’t wait to get started.

      1. Yep. Low A is probably not going to offer Bryce but so much resistance. He can’t be worse down there and he’s been holding his own against AA and AAA competition during the spring and AFL.

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