Nationals Shock Brewers in National League Wild Card Game

It appeared as if the Milwaukee Brewers were going to hand the Washington Nationals another disappointing postseason loss, until Juan Soto hit a base hit to right field with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth-inning.

Washington would have only tied the game at three if Trent Grishham played the ball correctly, but he missed the ball and it allowed a fourth run to score. Soto was tagged out at second, but Nationals Park in Washington D.C. was rocking.

Daniel Hudson recorded the save in the ninth-inning for the Nationals to hang onto a 4-3 win over Milwaukee.

Hudson pitched one inning and gave up one hit. He also struck out one batter.

Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer in the first-inning off of Max Scherzer for Milwaukee.

Eric Thames hit a solo home run off of Max Scherzer for the Milwaukee Brewers in the second-inning.

Trea Turner hit a solo homer off of Brandon Woodruff in the third-inning for Washington.

Stephen Strasburg was the winning pitcher in this game for the Washington Nationals. He pitched three scoreless innings in relief and gave up two hits. Strasburg struck out four batters.

Josh Hader was the losing pitcher in this game for Milwaukee. He pitched one inning and gave up two hits and three runs. Hader walked one batter and struck out two.

He was the Brewers closer all season long and in this game, his stuff was not working.

Brandon Woodruff was the starting pitcher for Milwaukee. He pitched four innings and gave up four hits and two runs. Woodruff struck out three batters.

Max Scherzer was the starting pitcher in this game for Washington. He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Scherzer walked three batters and struck out six.

The Milwaukee Brewers season ends in disappointment and they did very well down the stretch without outfielder Christian Yelich. The Washington Nationals advance to the NLDS and they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers with Game 1 on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Patrick Corbin is expected to pitch for Washington and it is unknown who will pitch for the Dodgers.

 

 

 

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