Stephen Strasburg exits early; Nats’ offense comes to life to snap five-game skid
Trea Turner chopped Fried’s first pitch of the game, a fastball, to reach with an infield single. Josh Harrison, the next batter, punched an 0-1 fastball to right, setting up Turner to score on Fried’s first wild pitch. Zimmerman’s fourth-inning homer was on a first-pitch fastball from Santana. Both of Schwarber’s RBI knocks were on 0-1 fastballs. Soto’s late homer, his first since May 19 and only his fifth of the year, came on a 2-1 fastball, breaking the trend. It still counted, and it helped shove the Braves to a shouting distance.