I just don’t know. Recapping these games is a real chore, and I’ve been backsliding, but what’s the point?
Hampton gave up four solo homers in the first four innings, two of them to Crazy Elijah Dukes. But the Braves kept it close, and it was 4-3 in the fourth after a solo homer from Escobar. It was 5-3 after an RBI single in the seventh. KJ came up with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth, and hit a double, which could have won the game, but it bounced over the fence, preventing Li’lbridge from scoring from first. Chipper was walked intentionally, and McCann couldn’t quite beat out an infield single to win it.
Bobby brought in Gonzalez to pitch the tenth, which made a lot of sense. Unfortunately, Ryan Langerhans hit a pinch-hit homer to give the Nats the lead, which didn’t. Really, Langerhans? This is some sort of joke, right? The Nats got two more runs just to make it clear.
Francoeur didn’t start, but had two hits off the bench. He’s finally found his role!