A long but scoreless second followed by a much crisper third for Zac Lowther. FB was mostly 88-89 but spotted it and kept getting bad swings. Hitters can’t stay off his changeup at all. He’s sneaky. #Orioles
Seven-pitch inning for Hess in the 4th. #Orioles trail 1-0 on Harper homer.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:11:02 AM
Zach Britton threw 17 pitches and had three swinging strikeouts around a broken bat infield single in his inning of work for Frederick. Fastball 92-94. Six swinging strikes on sinker and one on slider. #Orioles
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:18:24 AM
Max Scherzer has held #Orioles to one hit over four innings. It's been a clinic. Seven strikeouts. Lots of missed bats. 17 swinging strikes on 61 pitches (6 on fastball, 5 on slider). #Nationals lead 1-0.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:21:01 AM
It would appear Zach Birtton went back down to the bullpen to throw a few more pitches after his inning ended.
David Hess has retired seven straight since Rendon double in the third. He's trailing 1-0 on the Harper homer. #Orioles
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:26:32 AM
Scherzer has still only allowed one hit -- a Chris Davis single in the 2nd -- through 5 scoreless innings. He has 22 swinging strikes on 74 pitches. His season high is 23. He'll likely best that tonight. #Orioles trail #Nationals 1-0.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:34:12 AM
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:38:54 AM
Britton went down and threw some breaking balls in the pen once he was done. Pleasantly surprised with his command and velocity, which he said showed he wasn’t hesistant with Achilles. After next outing, seems like back-to-back is last hurdle before activation. #Orioles
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:43:41 AM
A season-high 25 swinging strikes for Max Scherzer on 84 pitches through seven scoreless innings. #Orioles trail #Nationals 1-0.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:45:46 AM
Castro enters for Hess, who has recorded his third quality start in his first four major league starts. Back-to-back QS for #Orioles , but might not have anything to show for it. O's trail 1-0 heading to top 7.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 12:47:19 AM
Manny Machado's one-out opposite-field double to right in the 7th is the #Orioles ' second hit off Scherzer and the first since the second inning. Scherzer had retired 14 straight.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 1:04:38 AM
Ryan McKenna has given an impressive look today and came a double shy of the cycle after a bunt single, a triple, and a home run. Breakout prospect in the system this year is batting .361 on the season. #Orioles
This game is suddenly interesting. Difo drops Jones fly ball in shallow RF after Gentry single. Two on, no outs in the 9th for Machado in a 2-0 game. #Orioles#Nationals
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 1:38:30 AM
Gentry caught between second and third. Lead runner erased on 1-5-4 pickoff. One out in the ninth. #orioles
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 1:39:46 AM
Machado flies out.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 1:39:58 AM
#Orioles swept by #Nationals after 2-0 loss. They scored just two runs in three games, which won't win you many games. Hess was really good, only Scherzer was great.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter5/31/2018 1:42:06 AM
Craig Gentry makes horrible base-running blunder, taking potential tying run off base before O's go down in ninth. Nationals sweep series with 2-0 win. Orioles score two runs in three games. Ugh. #orioles#nationals