Padres starter Anthony Bass got the credit for that, as he navigated eight innings with relative ease. The Nationals never sent more than four batters to the plate in an inning and saw two frames that began with promise end in double plays.
Too hot? Too wet? It was just a day for the Nats to forget.
“Things weren’t right,” said Johnson. “The stars weren’t aligned or whatever.”
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Marc Lancaster has covered Major League Baseball for the Tampa Tribune and the Cincinnati Post and served as an editor at FanHouse.com and SportsIllustrated.com. A University of Georgia graduate, he began his career as a sportswriter at the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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