When the Nationals broke out for seven runs on Friday night, the hope was certainly for that momentum to carry over on Saturday in their early afternoon bout with the Cubs.
Joe Ross pitched admirably in his MLB debut but it wasn’t enough to overcome another poor showing from the Nationals’ lineup in a 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: His lineup mired in a slump approaching two weeks, Matt Williams decided to try something different on Friday.
It was all setting up for a Hollywood-esque ending for Anthony Rendon in his first game back with the Nationals.
BY PETER HAILEY