The Washington Nationals picked up two quick runs in the first-inning, but once again the offense has gone cold as the San Diego Padres offense warms up and the Nats have fallen behind 4-2 in a Sunday afternoon rubber match.
Nationals starter Yunesky Maya started the game out strong and only gave up an RBI single to Ryan Ludwick in the fourth-inning. However, in the top of the fifth the Cuban righty started to unravel. He loaded the bases which included back-to-back two-out walks (ouch) and once Ludwick inflicted damage on the Nationals by hitting a single scoring two runs. Chase Headley followed up with an RBI double in the same inning off reliever Doug Slaten to put the score where it is.
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth and shortstop Ian Desmond lay claim to the only two runs Washington has scored Sunday afternoon. The crowd on a hot and steamy Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park hope they are not the last.
It is 4-2 Padres going into the bottom of the fifth-inning.