Nats comeback bid comes up short

Nats comeback bid comes up short
September 14, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Game in a nutshell: The Nationals entered Saturday with a significant challenge in Cole Hamels, even with the reeling Phillies playing behind him. They were baffled by the lefty for the better part of six innings, but did manage three runs off of him. He gave up one in the first and two in the seventh, with five scoreless frames in between. The Nats got four total runs off Philly, however, it was not enough to offset a rocky evening by Gio Gonzalez and a rough inning by Ian Krol. The Phillies scored four runs in the fifth inning off Gonzalez to take the initial lead, and the Nats just couldn’t complete the comeback. The loss is Washington’s first since Sept. 6 and is a costly one as the Reds beat the Brewers earlier in the day. The Nats will now try and make it two of three against the Phils on Sunday as they sit 5 1/2 games out of the NL Wild Card.

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