The Nationals have officially begun the defence of their title in the major league baseball with a defeat of 4 to 1 in the face of the New York Yankees, Thursday night, in Washington, in a game shortened to five innings because of the rain.
Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs, including two with the aid of a circuit in the first inning. The U.s. has propelled the ball over a distance of 459 feet while Aaron Judge was already on the trails. This has produced the other point of visitors with the help of a double.
On the side of the Nationals, Adam Eaton has slammed the long ball in the first inning.
The victory went to Gerrit Cole, who played his first game in uniform of Yankees. The former pitcher of the Houston Astros allowed only one hit in five innings of work, in addition to passing the five withdrawals at the stick.
Max Scherzer cashed defeat after having been allocated six hits and four goals on balls in five innings and a third. He still managed 11 strikeouts.
It is in an empty stadium, the two teams met for the first game of the season and that the champions of the world Series have celebrated their triumph last fall in the face of the Astros. During the opening ceremony, the Nationals have erected two banners on the heights of Nationals Park to celebrate the conquest of the first championship of their history.
The “Nats” have also welcomed the doctor Anthony Fauci in order to make the launch of protocol.
Before the beginning of the meeting, the players of both teams have taken a knee on the floor to demonstrate their support for the movement Black Lives Matter. In addition, the logo of major league baseball and its initial (MLB), were posted on the mound, but the letters had been inverted so that we can read BLM.