The Washington Nationals were no doubt terrified of looking at the scoreboard Monday night in as their pitching and offense could do nothing to stop the Milwaukee Brewers from absolutely dominating them. At the end of the game, when they looked up from the dugout floor to steal a glance of the scoreboard as they disappeared into the visitor's locker room it said 11-3 Brewers.
I doubt anyone would hold it against a Nats fan for feeling a little embarrassed by Monday's performance.
The Brew Crew racked up 12-hits against the Washington pitching staff. Brewers right fielder Corey Hart hit three home runs in the game, two off Nationals southpaw starter Tom Gorzelanny and one off a struggling Doug Slaten. Two of Hart's home runs were two-run shots. Price Fielder also connected with a Gorzelanny pitch and put it over the wall for a solo in the first-inning. Reliever Drew Storen's scoreless-innings streak came to an end at 21 after he gave up three earned runs in the eighth.
The Nationals pitching was bad, but the offense was even worse only scoring three runs the whole game, two of those runs coming in the ninth-inning. Too much to overcome, too late. Michael Morse hit a solo home run in the game while Jerry Hairston Jr. hit an RBI triple and Ian Desmond a RBI double.
The Nationals remain in last place in the NL East with a 21-26 record.