The Nationals and White Sox are going to the 11th inning, still tied at a run apiece. The Nationals have struck out eight times, drawing just two walks (one intentional). In their last four games, they’ve struck out 35 times and walked four times, two of those intentional.
Drew Storen is starting his second inning, continuing a progression that began when manager Jim Riggleman pulled Tyler Clippard after an 11-pitch eighth inning. If the game stretches to the 12th, the Nationals will have to finish it with Sean Burnett, Tyler Walker and Miguel Batista.
Is it time to be concerned about their offense? They’ve blown a chance to get Stephen Strasburg his third win, and could end up losing here in the 11th. The Nationals look lost at the plate, and continue to generate almost nothing at the top of the order. But give Nyjer Morgan credit for a 10th-inning single, as well as a running catch that might have saved the game in the top of the inning.