Last night, Edwin Jackson struck out eleven while allowing only two hits and one walk in seven innings. That’s some pretty slick pitching, but it wasn’t enough and the Nationals lost 0-2 to the New York Mets.
I’m tempted to joke that the Nats offense thought it was a Jordan Zimmerman start, but sometimes you just gotta tip your hat to the other guy, the Mets’ Jon Niese, who also pitched a pretty good game.
Photo: Edwin Jackson leaves the field after giving up a walk and a home run in the top of the seventh inning on August 18. The two runs that scored were all the Mets needed to beat the Nats.