Washington Nationals (4-7) @ Milwaukee Brewers (5-6)
Keys to the Game:
Lack of clutch hitting
Player of the Game:
With two outs in the first inning, Geoff Jenkins hit a 461' shot over the right field fence to give the Brewers a 2-0 advantage, which proved to be all they would need.
Ramon Ortiz: 8 innings, 2 runs, 10 hits -- 2-3, double
Chris Capuano: 7 innings, 1 run, 10 hits
Jose Vidro: 2-4, double, single, robbed home run
With two outs and a runner on first, Geoff Jenkins put the Brewers on the board early in the first inning. The Nationals bounced back, scoring a run on an RBI single by Felipe Lopez, scoring Jose Vidro with two outs. Lopez now leads MLB in average with RISP. Jose Vidro almost gave the Nationals the lead, when he was robbed of a two-run home run in the fifth that would have gave the Nationals the lead, and the win. The Nationals left Nick Johnson on second base in the ninth, as Derrick Turnbow secured the victory for the Brewers. The Nationals are now 4.5 games back in their division, needing a winning streak to keep them alive with nine games to play.