Through five innings, the Nationals’ game against the Dodgers looked like one of their more memorable nights of the season. Stephen Strasburg was back in the majors in grand fashion, pitching five shutout innings in just 56 pitches, and the Nationals had a 3-0 lead against Los Angeles.
In the last four innings, as the Nationals surrendered a touchdown’s worth of runs, it turned into one of their uglier losses of the year.
Doug Slaten, Brad Peacock, Henry Rodriguez and Yunesky Maya combined to give up seven runs, handing Strasburg a no-decision in his first start back from Tommy John surgery as the Nationals fell 7-3 to the Dodgers.
The Nationals had the bases loaded in the ninth, but in his first major league at-bat, Corey Brown flew out to left.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.