There was almost nothing good about last night’s shellacking in Miami. Stephen Strasburg couldn’t locate his fastball. His curve didn’t curve. His slider didn’t slide. And the Nats couldn’t put any runs on the board until the 8th inning.
But fans who hung in there were rewarded when newly recalled outfielder Steven Souza Jr. got his first Major League hit, which eventually scored Bryce Harper for the Nats first run of the night.
Souza’s return to the dugout led to a mild celebration and lots and lots of bro hugs. For viewers looking for something positive on the night, this was all we were going to get.
Note: moments later, infielder Zach Walters hit his first Major League home run. While MASN didn’t show it, we can assume this also led to copious bro hugging on the Nationals bench.