The Washington Nationals dropped the game two of a four game series to the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 4-0. Nationals starter Yunesky Maya was not sharp and a fifth-inning which saw him load the bases and only giving up one hit to do it was his undoing. Reliever Doug Slaten ended up giving up a bases clearing triple to Stephen Drew after Maya was taken out. All the runs were charged to Maya although Slaten has now allowed 15 of 30 inherited runners to score this season.
On the other side of the Nationals game, the only way to score runs is to swing the bat and connect with the ball and the Nationals rarely did so Saturday night. If they did it was usually simple pop ups or they were not able to string hits together to make anything happen. They only recorded three hits all game as Arizona starter Josh Callmenter completely shut down the Nationals line-up. Laynce Nix, Ivan Rodriguez and Ian Desmond recorded the Nationals hits.
It was the eighth shutout of the season for the Nats who had their three game winning streak broken. Michael Morse had a hitting streak also stopped at 11.
The Nationals fall to 25-32 and are last in the NL East.