For a game that was tied headed into the fourth inning, today's matchup between the Nationals and Padres sure has been sloppy.
Eric Patterson got picked off second in the third inning, after Jordan Zimmermann threw to first four times before he stole second. Ian Desmond got caught stealing second in the bottom of the third inning. The Nationals left the bases loaded in the first, and the Padres stranded a runner at third in the second. And on Jayson Werth's second bad route to a fly ball today, the Padres got their first run.
He got turned around several times on Blake Tekotte's triple to right, allowing Chase Headley to score as it went off his glove. The Padres got another run on the next at-bat, as Kyle Phillips singled to left, and they lead 2-0.
And in case you're wondering: Werth stood on the top step of the dugout to watch the Presidents' Race, waiting to see Teddy fall into last plate before giving a dismissive wave of his hand and heading down the steps.