The game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks is at the halfway point and so far the Diamondbacks have had control of the game while the Nationals try to find themselves offensively and pitching wise. The Snakes lead the Nats 4-0 going into the sixth.
In his second game of the season for the Nationals, pitcher Yunesky Maya was looking for a rebound performance from his forgetful debut, but he once again failed to go five-innings on Friday night as he was pulled in the fifth-inning after loading the bases with a walk, a double and then hitting a batter. He finished the night with four earned runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Maya gave up a home run to Chris Young earlier in the game.
This left the bases loaded and one out for reliever Doug Slaten to face only one batter: Stephen Drew. Unfortunately, that is the only batter Arizona needed as Drew clobbered a Slaten pitch deep to center where it went off the wall and Rick Ankiel bobbled the rebound. Drew slide safe into third base while cashing in three runs.
The Nationals offense has been unable to help the pitching recording only two hits off Josh Collmenter.