A little of this and a little of that went wrong for the Washington Nationals throughout Wednesday night's game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley and it eventually lead to their downfall. The Nationals were defeated by the Cubs 4-2.
Chicago effectively used the long ball to batter Washington. Starting Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler gave up solo home runs to Geovany Soto and Reed Johnson while former National outfielder Alfonso Soriano belted one off reliever Collin Balester. Soriano also had a RBI double in the game. Detwiler finished the night going five innings giving up three runs on seven hits. The lefty also gave up two walks while striking out five.
The only runs for the Nationals came off a first inning error by the Cubs where Ryan Zimmerman scored on an errant throw and Jayson Werth pasted a ball into the Wrigley Field seats (thrown back) for his 14th home run of the season. Ryan Zimmerman singled in the first inning extending his hitting streak to 18 games.
The Nationals are 56-60 and in fourth place in the NL East.