Nationals bullpen in surprising rut

Nationals bullpen in surprising rut
August 1, 2014, 10:00 am
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The Nationals' bullpen, as dominant a unit as there has been in baseball through much of the season, has suddenly and surprisingly fallen onto hard times.

And Thursday night's performance in a 10-4 loss to the Phillies was only the latest example.

Asked to keep the game within striking distance after Gio Gonzalez lasted only 3 2/3 innings, the Nationals' relief corps proceeded to give up five runs the rest of the way (two surrendered by Jerry Blevins, three by Craig Stammen in the eighth before a scoreless ninth).

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