Nats squander opportunities in loss to D'backs

Nats squander opportunities in loss to D'backs
May 14, 2014, 6:00 am

Some ballgames are loaded with twists and turns and enough key decisions to leave armchair managers second-guessing for days. And then there are ballgames like the one played last night at Chase Field, a 3-1 Diamondbacks win over the Nationals that was about as clear-cut as they get.

If you missed it, here's the Cliff Notes game story: Stephen Strasburg pitched pretty well, but Bronson Arroyo pitched exceptionally well.

Given the way the two right-handers cruised through most of the evening, it felt like there weren't many significant situations worth a second look. What few defining moments there were, though, were amplified. And so they deserve to be analyzed more in-depth, especially these three...

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