Nationals 6, Reds 3
Bobby Livingston thought the game came down to one pitch -- 2-2 pitch he thought was was Strike 3 to D'Angelo Jimenez. Frank Merriwether called it a ball. Jimenez ended up walking. The next three batters got hits. A 2-0 lead was 4-2 deficit.
"It blew up," Livingston said. "What can you do? If I get that pitch, the game's completely different."
Livingston insisted his reaction to the call wasn't the problem. It went down as his worst outing as a Red -- 4+ innings, nine hits, five runs.
And the Reds offense is struggling. They had 12 hits but scored only three runs. That's four runs in the three games.