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Good, Bad & Ugly: Errors Lead to Another Nationals Loss, 4-3 To Rays

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"I just missed it. Plain and simple. Saw it the whole way, just didn't catch it." --Nick Johnson, June 12, 2009.
THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals took a 3-0 first inning lead in their first trip to Tampa's Tropicana Field. But the combination of sloppy defense and the Nats batters taking the rest of the night off cumulated in a 4-3 loss to the Rays, before just 18,273 fans of the reigning AL Champions. Two more errors, giving the Nats a league-leading 59 errors on the season, directly contributed to Rays runs. On a double steal attempt in the third inning, catcher Josh Bard air-mailed a throw to third that sailed into left field, allowing B.J. Upton to walk home with a run. In the eighth inning, with the game tied at three, Nick...

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