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“If we keep playing these close games, somebody’s going to come up with a big hit. It happened tonight.”
That big hit ruined yet another sparkling starting pitching performance. Jackson exited the game in the seventh, turning the ball over to Clippard to get him out of a jam, with a 1-0 lead. It was the eighth scoreless outing for a Nationals starter this season — the first time in modern major league history that any starting staff has turned in eight scoreless performances in their first 19 games of the season.
The clubhouse was quiet as the team packed for its short bus ride to L.A., the loss a somewhat unfamiliar feeling to these Nationals. But even as some stewed, at 14-5, it was difficult for the team to be too down.
“The bright spot is we won the series again,” Werth said. “We just need to keep doing that.”
“Each time we have lost one-run games, we end up winning a series,” Jackson added. “We have nothing to hold our heads down about.”
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