If you don’t score, you won’t win. It’s pretty simple, really.
The Nats scored a run in the second after Brandon Beachy walked two and then allowed a single. They got three in the fourth in an inning in which he walked two and threw two wild pitches, the last run coming on a hit by the pitcher. Not his day, though it’s not like he was Derek Lowe or something.
The Braves’ lone run came on a Freddie Freeman homer leading off the fifth. The next three men grounded out. That was the kind of game it was. The Braves got two on with one out in the eighth, but Michael Bourn got himself thrown out trying to steal, so Martin Prado‘s fly ball, which would have at least scored Brooks Conrad, was just out three.
Also, the Cards came from behind to win. Ick, this season.