Entering tonight, Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson had a 13-inning shutout streak to start the year, and the Nationals were coming off a three-hit shutout against Cliff Lee and the Phillies. All that changed quickly in an erratic second inning from Narveson.
He walked three batters, issuing two bases-loaded free passes to the eighth and ninth hitters in the lineup (Jerry Hairston Jr. and Tom Gorzelanny). He also allowed two hits in the inning, and a sacrifice fly to Danny Espinosa. It’s 3-0 Nationals, without a great deal of work from their offense.
Tom Gorzelanny has been solid early, getting through the first two innings with a hit and a hit-by-pitch. He’s the first Nationals pitcher to be working with a lead since Sunday. We’ll see if he can keep it.