After putting their fans through the tragedy of Stephen Strasburg today, the Nationals are rounding out the day with a little comedy - of errors.
They committed three in the top of the third inning - via Adam Dunn's glove, Ivan Rodriguez's errant throw to second and Alberto Gonzalez's muffed grounder - and they trail the Cardinals 3-0. It's only the second time in Nationals history the team has committed three errors in an inning; the first came on Sept. 7, 2007 against the Braves.
Of course, the pitch Scott Olsen threw to Albert Pujols in the first inning - slider speed, fastball trajectory, belt-high location - didn't help. Pujols swatted it into the left field seats for his 401st homer.
The Nationals left three runners on base in the bottom of the third, despite getting a pair of hits and walks.